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Clinical and Translational Science

Principles of Human Research

Clinical or translational science is the field of study devoted to investigating human health and disease, interventions and outcomes for the purposes of developing new treatment approaches, devices, and modalities to improve health. New molecular tools and diagnostic technologies based on clinical and translational research have lead to a better understanding of human disease and the application of new therapeutics for enhanced health.This book is designed as the most authoritative and modern resource for the broad range of investigators in various medical specialties taking on the challenge of clinical research. Prepared with an international perspective, this resource begins with experimental design and investigative tools to set the scene for readers. It then moves on to human genetics and pharmacology with a focus on statistics, epidemiology, genomic information, drug discovery and development, and clinical trials. Finally, it turns to legal, social, and ethical issues of clinical research concluding with a discussion of future prospects to provide readers with a comprehensive view of the this developing area of science.

Hardbound, 600 Pages

Published: December 2008

Imprint: Academic Press

ISBN: 978-0-12-373639-0


  • Clinical and Translational Science - Principles of Human Research by Robertson and Williams is as much an important textbook as a guide for translational research in the current era. The book covers a whole breadth of topics written by well known authorities which are of practical relevance to the day-to-day conduct of translational research. Given that more and more translational research is being conducted in more and more developing countries, this book would also find relevance for efforts in developing countries. I am sure many will find this a welcome addition to the current array of books on research methodology, clinical trials and clinical epidemiology. This superbly written textbook full of relevant information and refreshing thoughts and ideas (will) be appreciated by students and teachers of medicine, clinical researchers and policy makers.

    Khalid Yusoff
    Professor of Medicine and Dean Faculty of Medicine
    Universiti Teknology MARA
    Shah Alam, Malaysia


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