Certificate in Translational Neurotechnology 1

Offered by:  Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, Faculty of Science

Coordinator: Aaron Newman, radiant@dal.ca


The NSERC CREATE-funded Rehabilitative And Diagnostic Innovation in Applied NeuroTechnology (RADIANT) program will produce highly qualified personnel (HQP) who possess the skills, knowledge, and experience to bridge the existing gap between people with the scientific know-how to develop new neurotechnology applications, and those who have the knowledge and ability to bring them to market.

RADIANT offers certificates in Translational NeuroTechnology (TNT1 and TNT2) designed to add value to a range of graduate degree programs at Dalhousie. Its aim is to provide both a scientific grounding in neurotechnology and clinical neuroscience, and the professional skills needed to work in translating scientific knowledge into products that benefit people. These include skills in the process of innovation, intellectual property, business, and communication. Graduates will be suited to jobs industrial and academic settings, designing solutions that meet real needs and commercializing or otherwise mobilizing these innovations.

TNT1 and TNT2 are designed to be completed sequentially, although some components of the TNT2 certificate may be completed prior to the awarding of the TNT1 certificate. Normally, it is expected that students will complete the TNT1 certificate during their Master’s degree, and the TNT2 certificate during their PhD degree; other scenarios are possible how

Admission Requirements / Eligibility:

The graduate certificate program is open to students enrolled in a graduate program at Dalhousie University. Students may come from programs in the Faculties of Science (including Psychology, Chemistry, Biology), Computer Science, Management (MBA), Medicine (including Anatomy and Neurobiology, Physiology & Biophysics, Pharmacology, and Biochemistry), Engineering (including the School of Biomedical Engineering), and Health Professions (including Audiology, Kineseology, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Speech Pathology, and Clinical Vision Sciences).

Certificate Requirements:

Core course requirements:

PSYO 7701.03  RADIANT Seminar

PSYO 7705.06  Summer Institute --- Neurotechnology Innovation, Commercialization, and Entrepreneurship (NICE)

Additional Requirements:

A thesis or research project supervised by at least one member of the RADIANT faculty and approved by the RADIANT Management Committee

Completion of at least one Professional development Workshop per year

Application of Credit Hours Towards Other Degree Requirements:

Courses completed as part of this certificate may be double-counted towards the requirements of a concurrent degree, subject to approval by the student’s supervisor and graduate coordinator in their primary degree program.  Courses not approved to count towards the primary degree requirements will result in additional tuition fees on a per-course fee basis.