DAS in Translational Medicine

sitem-insel School, Unversität Bern

Translational medicine is a new, process-oriented discipline that aims to translate new findings and products emerging from private-sector development and basic research into clinical applications. It seeks to professionalize the essential interaction between basic science researchers, clinicians, regulatory bodies and investors.

This study program is designed to train professionals in scientific and medical knowledge, and simultaneously in entrepreneurship skills to enable them to successfully coordinate the development and commercialization of biomedical products. The program is open for all academic disciplines. For academics without a background in natural science, engineering or medicine, a special module «Prerequisites» has been developed.

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Degree Diploma of Advanced Studies in Translational Medicine, Universität Bern (DAS TM Unibe)
Start 09/2023
Length September 2024 – July 2025
Scope 30 ECTS
Cycle Annual
Flexible entry possible No
Single module visitable Yes
Place Bern
Language English
Admission The program participants will be a group of postgraduate students at a high academic level. Participants should have a MS or higher degree in life science, medicine, engineering science or equivalent.
Registration until 2023/08/15
Cost CHF 23'100
Organising institutions sitem-insel School, Unversität Bern
Partner sitem-insel AG

Structure of the DAS TM Program

The DAS TM is a part-time program (30 ECTS), consisting of the development of a real-life, practical translational project, and the acquisition of theoretical medical and entrepreneurial knowledge. It provides participants with the necessary knowledge and tools to the principles of research, the level of excellence needed by regulatory agencies, intellectual property, and an understanding to clinical trials. The modules offer e-learning activities, face-to-face sessions, and a performance review. As a combination of the CAS Translational Medicine and CAS Biomedical Entrepreneurship this program allows more room for specialisation, without sacrificing a solid foundation of knowledge about the translational process. Participants choose three our of the five first modules of the TMBE Program and additionally complete module six (26 ECTS). The implementation of the course content into practice is achieved with a certificate thesis worth 4 ECTS credits. After successful participation, the University of Bern awards the Diploma of Advanced Studies. 

The TMBE program is highly modular, thus allowing individual learning approaches and fast tracks (see MAS TMBE,  DAS TMBECAS TMCAS BE). It is also possible to book single modules in case free places are available.

DAS Translational Medicine: Modules 1 to 5 (23 ECTS), electives (3 ECTS), DAS thesis (4 ECTS).