Undergraduate Students

The Dept of Paediatrics and Child Health is a busy department delivering student centred teaching and learning and active research at its core. We cater for  approxmately 400 undergraduate students per year who complete 4 week attachments under our guidance in DEMIV/GEMII and DEMV/GEMIV Medicine programmes. The undergraduate courses are delivered over 6 sites (Cork University Hospital, Mercy University Hospital, Bon Secours Hospital Cork, Kerry University Hospital, Waterford University Hospital and South Tipperary General Hospital) offering students learning in a clinical environment. Teaching is led on these sites by our Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturers and Tutors.  

Students learn while working and observing with clinical teams in a hospital based environment during their attachments with learning encouraged on ward rounds and out-patient clinics.  Fourth Med students also get experience in the NICU and community care with students attending community based clinics..  The module also has comprehensive teaching programme including lectures, clinical simulation practice,  small group bedside teaching and tutorials.


Senior Research Projects - Academic Year 2022/2023


Students who wish to undertake a Senior Research Project with the Department of Paediatrics & Child Health please click on this link to submit your project request.  The Department of Paediatrics will  take into consideration your preferred area of research and allocate you where possible a supervisor with the same area of interest.  


Medical Electives - Academic Year 2022/2023

Medical students have the opportunity to do junior clinical electives  or summer electives in the Paediatric Unit in Cork University Hospital during the summer months.  

For external students, please follow the following link https://www.ucc.ie/en/medical/incomingmedicalelectives/

For DEM4/ GEM4 UCC students please click on link to register your interest.   Please note there is limited capacity each week in Paediatrics and  Neonatology.  We will try our best to accommodate your request dates but they may have to change depending on availability in your requested area.  

For GM2006 Junior elective please click on link to register your interest.  Please note there is a limited capacity in Paediatrics and Neonatology

Prizes & Scholarships

RGG Barry Prize
The prize is awarded to the candidate who has obtained the highest marks in Paediatrics at the Final Medical Examination

Find Out More

The Aodán Ó Donnchadha Memorial Prize
Extern for the Department of Paediatrics and Child Health will assess the best Paediatric projects

Find Out More

Dr. Henry Hutchinson Stewart Scholarship and Prize in Paediatrics

Find Out More

Department of Paediatrics & Child Health

Péidiatraic agus Sláinte Leanaí

Floor 2, Paediatric Unit, Cork University Hospital, Wilton, Cork, T12 DC4A