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From Bench to Beside: Impact Through Scientific Research

In this module you will explore how scientific discoveries are moved along a virtual path from the laboratory/data collection stage into real-world practice, leading to improved human health and health promotion. During this module, you will learn important concepts such as what is scientific communication and how to successfully disseminate scientific findings from a variety of perspectives and for a variety of purposes. Furthermore, you will be introduced to the concept of innovation and how innovation is needed to address some of the challenges faced by healthcare systems.

You will cover the following topics:

  • Translation and translational research
  • The nature of impact and how this varies in accordance with context
  • The limits of research and how the field of knowledge can be extended in non-standard situations
  • The role of health promotion and the need for research communication which is specifically aimed for different audiences
  • Techniques for communication and stakeholder engagement within health science
  • Innovation and thinking creatively

By the end of the module you will be able to:

  1. To communicate scientific topics effectively to a diverse range of audiences, making scientific research more accessible
  2. To describe a pathway to impact from fundamental discovery and primary research to policy and/or practice
  3. To evaluate the impact and limits of scientific research for health promotion
  4. To demonstrate understanding of some of the challenges faced by healthcare systems and the need for constant innovation


10 weeks

Teaching methods

You will learn through a mix of lectures, group discussions, interactive presentations and technology enhanced learning.


1 x Impact case study