The Faculty of Health Sciences is one of three faculties in Trinity College. Established in 2008, we were the first Faculty of Health Sciences in these islands and this concept is now being followed by other Irish Universities. The Faculty comprises the Schools of Medicine, Nursing and Midwifery, Dental Science, and Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. We are health sciences precisely because health and health care are interdisciplinary and collaborative concerns. This interdisciplinary approach offers the potential to educate and train the full range of health care personnel in an integrated Faculty, facilitating our graduates’ transition to an interdisciplinary workforce, which is critical for optimal patient care.
We are a research-led Faculty, with strategic research areas including cancer, ageing, inclusive society, next generation medical devices, immunology and infection and neuroscience. Our graduates are the top in their field, with many alumni in key positions both nationally and internationally. Our staff have research strengths in multiple areas, spanning several of Trinity's key research themes. You can view a snapshot of the Faculty's researchers in this Research Profiles booklet .
The Faculty is engaged in teaching, research and service delivery on its Tallaght campus, both in the Trinity Centre for Health Sciences and in the main hospital. We work closely with our clinical and hospital colleagues to provide high-quality interdisciplinary teaching for students at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels and to advance research that will improve patient care and influence national and international policy.