The ethos of the Medical School is founded on the principle that the patient's interest is paramount in clinical teaching, medical practice and research. The curriculum is designed to give the student a sound knowledge of the principles of both the science and the art of medicine.
The BSc. Physiotherapy degree is a 4 year programme for people who want to practice physiotherapy. The aim of the School of Physiotherapy is to educate professionally safe, competent, reflective and analytical physiotherapists who possess a sound scientific knowledge base, an understanding of the value of research and analysis, are responsive to the needs of clients and carers and are aware of the dynamic diversity of healthcare environments in which they practice.
The BSc Pharmacy is a 4 year programme with the option to complete an additional 5th year leading to an MPharm award. This qualification is international, portable and will allow graduates to apply to register as a pharmacist both in European Union Countries and internationally. The programme is exciting, dynamic and innovative. Novel teaching methodologies are employed to drive learning. Class sizes are small with up to 30% of the class comprising of graduates and international students, which offers a unique flavor and global perspective.
Opportunities exist to carry out the following higher degrees by research:
- Structured PhD* in Diagnostics and Therapeutics for Human Disease
- Structured PhD* in Health Services Research
- Standard PhD
- Doctor of Medicine (MD)
- Master of Surgery (MCh)
- Master of Science (MSc)
(*A structured PhD involves relevant taught modules and laboratory rotations or placements in year 1, followed by 3 years full time research accompanied by an overseas academic or industrial placement and professional development workshops).
Opportunities also exist to carry out Taught Masters Programmes in: Surgery; Healthcare Ethics & law; Bereavement Studies; Human Factors & Patient Safety; Industrial Pharmaceutical Science; Neurology & Gerontology; Leadership; Nursing.
RCSI’s research strategy is to integrate basic and clinical research, so that advances in medical science are translated as quickly as possible into improved diagnoses and treatments for the benefit of patients and the community. The key areas of research are Cancer; Innate Immunity & Regenerative Medicine; Cardiovascular, Neurodegenerative, and Respiratory Medicine; Population Health Sciences. Research is carried out in multidisciplinary teams and usually involve supervision by bioscience and clinical principal investigators. For further information see: http://www.rcsi.ie/index.jsp?p=100&n=107
Medical, Pharmacy and Physiotherapy Commencement Programmes are offered with our partner academic institution, the Institute of Technology Tralee. These programmes are designed for students whose first language is not English and who have demonstrated a strong academic performance in their home country.
Student Support Services
The Student Services Office plays an important part in the educational experience of RCSI students. RCSI are committed to enhancing the student experience by offering a range of services in addition to supporting social and sporting activities. The Student Services Office manages all non-academic support services, including Access & Disability, Accommodation, Orientation, Counseling, Chaplaincy, and much more besides.