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Professor Aideen Sullivan Develops BSc Medical & Health Sciences degree.

17 May 2017
BSc Medical & Health Sciences Degree Programme Coordinator Professor Aideen Sullivan. (Photo B.Riedewald)

The new BSc Medical and Health Sciences degree programme developed by Professor Aideen Sullivan has been passed by the University Academic Programme Approval Panel and is due to take its first students in September 2018.

Professor Sullivan is delighted that the course has been approved, "This exciting new cross-College programme brings together eight research-focused disciplines; Anatomy, Biochemistry, Epidemiology, Microbiology, Neuroscience, Pathology, Pharmacology and Physiology, offering students the opportunity to study a broad range of medical sciences.  It will complement our existing degree programmes in Biological Sciences and in Public Health Sciences, and will have a strong focus on translational medical research".  As programme coordinator Professor Sullivan has particularly enjoyed developing this interdisipilinary degree which will provide students with a solid grounding in the core disciplines underlying medical and health sciences, as well as having a strong focus on research. 

She is confident that this degree will produce graduates who are passionate about medical and health sciences, and who are equipped to follow careers in medical research or healthcare professions.  Having a strong focus on research and taught by research-active academics in a wide range of disciplines spanning the biological and medical sciences, this course will deliver up-to-date current knowledge in the field of biomedical, clinical and public health sciences.  Students will be encouraged to foster their analytical study skills and critical thinking, enabling them to research, develop and implement the innovative healthcare of the future.

Graduates of the BSc Medical and Health Sciences will have a solid foundation to pursue Masters and Doctoral studies in a wide range of medical sciences areas,  PhD research leading to careers in medical research, and for graduate entry to study Medicine, Physiotherapy, Radiography, Audiology, Public Health, Occupational Health, Occupational Therapy and Speech & Language Therapy. Career prospects also include employment in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical devices industries, sales and marketing for medical and pharmaceutical companies, and in health promotion, education and policy.


For further information contact:

Prof Aideen Sullivan
Programme coordinator
+353 (021) 4205427
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