Graduate Courses in Ophthalmology
MSc in Translational and Regenerative Neuroscience (TaRNs)
Translation of discoveries into applications is essential for scientific progress, and has its own academic discipline. This new course addresses the theory and practice of translational neuroscience including (but not limited to) modern therapeutics developed at the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology such as stem cell replacement and gene delivery.
What will I learn?
The student will learn about the entire process of translating basic neuroscience discoveries into diagnostic and therapeutic applications, focussing mostly (but not exclusively) on the visual process. Students will study the theoretical framework specific to translation, and have the opportunity to explore the entire field (molecular cell biology, pharmacology, and psychophysics), gaining hands-on experience in an original research project.