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Course Structure

Year 1 - Full-time

Choose 1 of 6 tracks (55 ECTS) from:

  • Molecular Medicine
  • Neuroscience
  • Bioengineering
  • Translational Oncology
  • Healthcare Infection Management
  • Immunology

All students will take a core module (5 ECTS) in Clinical Research based in the Clinical Research Facility, St James's Hospital and the School of Medicine and concurrently follow one of the above specialist tracks. Students will conduct a three month research project and will submit a dissertation based on this research work (30 ECTS). A summary of the modules in the various tracks is given below. A detailed course handbook will be provided by the coordinators of the respective Masters courses.

Molecular Medicine

Choose 8 modules plus Research Skills (total 55 ECTS)

  • Cellular Biology and Cell Signalling mechanisms (5 ECTS)
  • Introduction to Genetics and Molecular Biology (5 ECTS)
  • Molecular Oncology (5 ECTS)
  • Introduction to Human Molecular Genetics (5 ECTS)
  • Molecular and Cellular Immunology (5 ECTS)
  • Infectious Agents, Biology & Clinical Implications (5 ECTS)
  • Molecular Mechanisms of Human Disease I (5 ECTS)
  • Molecular Mechanisms of Human Disease II (5 ECTS)
  • Advanced Diagnostics and Therapeutics (5 ECTS)
  • Nanomedicine and Medicinal Chemistry (5 ECTS)
  • Research Skills (15 ECTS)

For additional information see: http://www.tcd.ie/medicine/msc-molmed/

Neuroscience

Select one of the following two:

  • Form and Function of the Nervous System (5 ECTS)
  • Biochemical Basis of Neuropharmacology (5 ECTS)

And all of the following:

  • Neuropharmacology (5 ECTS)
  • Drug Development (5 ECTS)
  • Neuroimmunology (5 ECTS)
  • Neuroimaging (5 ECTS)
  • Neural Engineering (5 ECTS)
  • Experimental Neuroscience (5 ECTS)
  • Scientific literature skills (5 ECTS)
  • Literature Review (5 ECTS)
  • Current Topics in Neuroscience (5 ECTS)
  • Statistical and Research Skills (5 ECTS)

For additional information see: http://www.tcd.ie/Neuroscience/education/postgraduate.php

Bioengineering

  • Physiological Measurement (10 ECTS)
  • Biomechanics (5 ECTS)
  • Biomaterials (5 ECTS)
  • Neural Engineering (5 ECTS)
  • Cell and Tissue Engineering (5 ECTS)
  • Rehabilitation Engineering (5 ECTS)
  • Research Methods (15 ECTS)
  • Medical Device Design (10 ECTS)
  • Laboratory Techniques in Cell and Tissue Engineering (5 ECTS)
  • Cellular Biology and Cell Signalling Mechanisms (5 ECTS)
  • Design and Innovation (10 ECTS)
  • Current Research Topics andTechniques in Medical Device Design (10 ECTS)
  • Current Topics in Cell and Tissue Engineering (10 ECTS)
  • For additional information see: http://www.tcd.ie/bioengineering/education/postgraduate/msc/

Healthcare Infection Management

  • Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (15 ECTS)
  • Antimicrobial Therapy and Resistance (15 ECTS)
  • Epidemiology and Infection Control (15 ECTS)
  • Multidisciplinary Management of Infection (10 ECTS)
  • Research project and Dissertation (30 ECTS)
  • For additional information see: http://www.medicine.tcd.ie/msc-him/course-description/

Translational Oncology

Compulsory Modules (40 ECTS):

  • Cellular and Molecular Basis of Cancer (5 ECTS)
  • Tumour Immunology (5 ECTS)
  • Site-specific Cancers (5 ECTS)
  • Chemotherapy, Radiotherapy and Molecular Targeted Therapies (5 ECTS)
  • Cancer Epigenetics, Gene Regulation and Stem Cells (5 ECTS)
  • Molecular Pathology and Diagnostic Imaging (5 ECTS)
  • Medical Ethics and Clinical Statistics (5 ECTS)
  • Oncology Research Skills (5 ECTS)

Modules to the value of 15 ECTS to be chosen from the following:

  • Obesity, Metabolism and Physical Activity (5 ECTS)
  • Cellular and Genomic Instability (5 ECTS)
  • Cancer and Drug Development (5 ECTS)
  • Tumour Microenvironment (5 ECTS)
  • Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutic Toxicities (5 ECTS)
  • Surgical Oncology and Health Economics (5 ECTS)

For additional information see: http://www.tcd.ie/medicine/msconcol/

Immunology

  • Basic Immunology (10 ECTS)
  • Immunological Technologies (10 ECTS)
  • Communicating Science and Critical Analysis (5 ECTS)
  • Tumour Immunology (5 ECTS)
  • Immunogenetics (5 ECTS)
  • Microbe Detection and Evasion (5 ECTS)
  • Clinical Immunology (5 ECTS)
  • Parasite Immunology (5 ECTS)
  • Global Infectious Diseases (5 ECTS)
  • Immunotherapies and product Development (5 ECTS)

For additional information see: https://www.tcd.ie/Biochemistry/postgraduate/msc-immunology.php