4.1 Translational Sciences 101

In this lesson you will learn what translational science is and the role Citizen Scientists play in this field. Some questions to consider while completing this lesson include:

  • Other than clinical and medical discoveries, what areas also have a significant impact on health outcomes?
  • Why is the research approach called bench to bedside?
  • Why did a cure for scurvy take so long to be implemented?

Learning Objectives

  • Describe translational science
  • Articulate how a Citizen Scientist can help shape translational science projects
  • Explain the ultimate goal of translational science

Video Tutorial

Presented By: Dave Nelson

Practice Activity

Instructions: After watching the video tutorial, complete the following practice assessment. Choose the best answer for each question, and check your response for immediate feedback.



What is your personal goal as a Citizen Scientist?