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Health Sciences

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.

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