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Molecular Medicine

What is Molecular Medicine?

Molecular medicine is a new area of study that explores the revolutionary advances in disease diagnosis, therapy and prevention brought about by bio-molecular research and aims to demonstrate how basic science is translated from ‘theory to treatment.’ Key areas of focus include cancer, neuroscience, genetics, microbiology and immunology. A major impetus for establishing Molecular Medicine as a moderatorship option was to reflect the rapidly growing importance of ‘Translational Research’ in today’s academic and health care environment. It provides students with a distinct perspective on modern-day science and an appreciation for the importance of basic and clinical research in future drug discoveries.

What do we do?

Molecular Medicine is a unique collaboration between the School of Biochemistry & Immunology, Trinity Biomedical Sciences Institute (TBSI) and the Dept. of Clinical Medicine, St. James’s Hospital. TBSI is equipped with state-of-the-art technologies and provides a rich research environment for interdisciplinary collaboration with colleagues in medicine, pharmacy, chemistry and neuroscience while the Dept. Of Clinical Medicine operates from St James's Hospital and is affiliated with the teaching hospitals of Naas General Hospital and Our Lady's Hospice.
As such, our Schools are positioned to deliver material covering both fundamental molecular and cellular principles and specialized topics in clinical cancer, infection, stem cells, drug design, neurobiology, hematology, oncology, immunology, diagnostics & therapeutics among others.

Why study Molecular Medicine at Trinity?

The School of B&I and School of Medicine are highly committed to delivering the very best standards of undergraduate teaching and provide students with access to resources of international standard. In addition to highly engaging course material, students will gain experimental skills in a range of cutting edge techniques and technologies through practicals and laboratory placements in the final year. The courses are designed to equip graduates to work in all major aspects of biochemistry, immunology, and cell biology, and to respond to the rapid pace of development in these fields. The course content has relevance to both academia and the healthcare/pharmaceutical sector therefore former graduates have gone on to study medicine, engage in postgraduate research (Ph.D.; M.Sc.), and pursue careers in industrial and government organizations. Opportunities also exist in hospital and commercial labs as well as in clinical biochemistry, biotechnology, food science, teaching, information systems, communications, and management.

Molecular Medicine Junior Sophister
Course Adviser: Dr James Murray

Molecular Medicine Senior Sophister
Course Adviser: Dr Aisling Dunne

Teaching material is available on Blackboard

Last updated 23 November 2017 (Email).