UCD Health Sciences offer a range of programmes in the areas of Medicine, Radiography, Nursing, Midwifery, Physiotherapy and Sports Science. Across each college, students can expect an unparalleled level of expertise, supervision and support from their world-class lecturers and an exciting range of career prospects following graduation.
As a UCD Medical Student, you will experience a modern, internationally recognised curriculum that introduces patient contact and clinical skills at an early stage. Our modular programmes combine lectures and seminars from leading academics and practitioners, patient-led learning and clinically based real-world education at Ireland’s leading network of acute and specialist teaching hospitals.
Radiography is a caring profession that also calls for considerable technological expertise. It has come a long way since its birth in 1895, when X-rays were discovered. Today it is central to modern healthcare systems and involves working with rapidly evolving technologies – with patient diagnosis, treatment and care at its core. Radiography also offers graduates exceptional employment opportunities and exciting
pathways for progression and further study.
If you love working with and for the benefit of people of all ages and from diverse backgrounds, then Nursing or Midwifery could be for you. At UCD, you will also have a unique opportunity to engage in hands-on clinical practice in health care services, in the community and with our partner hospitals, including St Vincent’s Healthcare Group (incorporating St Michael’s Hospital), the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, the National Maternity Hospital, Children’s Health Ireland at Crumlin and Saint John of God Hospital, Community Health Care East, and also in a variety of other *IEHG clinical sites.
As a qualified Physiotherapist, you will be in a position to pursue one of the most rewarding careers. You will provide services to people to develop, maintain and restore their maximum physical health and movements, and ultimately improve their qualify of life. In our fully equipped clinical skills laboratories, you will also benefit from clinical teaching in small groups, under the tuition of highly qualified staff.
If you have a passion for sport and want to work in an exciting global industry, the UCD Sport & Performance programme is the place to transform your personal interests into a rewarding career. From training athletes and improving fitness, through to managing sports organisations or working in marketing and sponsorship, you will find a Sport and Performance programme to match your aspirations.
Why UCD Medicine
As a UCD medical student, you will experience a modern, internationally recognised curriculum that introduces patient contact and clinical skills at an early stage. Our modular programmes combine lectures and seminars from leading academics and practitioners, patient led learning and clinically based real-world education at Ireland’s leading network of acute and specialist teaching hospitals.
You will have opportunities to benefit from a range of integrated international study options, which could take you all over the world, and to immerse yourself in the science of medicine through our acclaimed undergraduate student research programme. All of our programmes are delivered at Ireland’s most diverse, student-friendly university.
Why UCD Radiography
UCD is one of Europe’s leading centres of excellence for radiography and diagnostic imaging. You will follow an innovative curriculum that is constantly evolving to meet the needs of modern healthcare. The programmes are delivered in a state-of-the-art, interdisciplinary environment, by expert staff from within the School and throughout our nationwide clinical training network. You will become an integral part of the department team, working alongside radiography colleagues and other health professionals to learn and refine your professional skills.
From early in your first year, you will have access to modern imaging and clinical education facilities in UCD’s Health Sciences Centre. You will develop knowledge of all aspects of medical imaging and image evaluation, and learn how to care for patients, how to perform examinations and how to provide high levels of radiation protection. Such knowledge and skills will ensure that you have acquired complete professional competence upon graduation.
The BSc (Hons) Radiography programme is currently the only diagnostic radiography programme recognised by CORU, the Irish Health and Social Care Professionals Regulatory Body, as an approved programme.
Why UCD Nursing & Midwifery
Developments in healthcare are transforming the roles of nurses and midwives, leading to new and exciting career opportunities. The UCD School of Nursing, Midwifery & Health Systems has developed innovative programmes to prepare our graduates to respond to these changes and to meet evolving patient-care needs in areas such as cancer care, palliative care, diabetes and emergency or critical care.
Our state-of-the-art facilities include top-class clinical skills laboratories with interactive video equipment, and you’ll be guided by academics who are experts in their field. You will also gain vital clinical experience at our renowned clinical partner sites – St. Vincent’s Hospital Group (including St. Vincent’s Hospital and St. Michael’s Hospital, Dun Laoghaire), Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, St. John of God Hospital, Community Health Organisation East, Children’s Health Ireand at Crumlin and National Maternity Hospital, and also in multiple other Dublinbased hospitals and health services in the IEHG.*
Why UCD Physiotherapy
At UCD, you will benefit from two state-of-theart laboratories at the UCD Institute for Sport & Health. There you can comprehensively study the physiological and biomechanical analysis of human performance in health and sport. In our fully equipped clinical laboratories, you will benefit from clinical teaching in small groups led by highly qualified staff. You will gain practical experience through clinical placements in UCD teaching hospitals and other clinical centres throughout Ireland.
Why UCD Sports & Performance
The sport, health, exercise and performance fields of study can lead to a range of exciting career paths. These include running international sports federations, supporting elite athletes, inspiring children to participate in physical activities and working alongside other professionals to improve individual lifestyles.
The innovative Sport & Performance programmes at UCD allow you to specialise in sport, exercise and coaching management, or in health and human performance. With the ever-increasing popularity of sport and growing concerns about lifestyle diseases, there has never been a better time to study Sport & Performance.