Trinity College Dublin

Skip to main content.

Top Level TCD Links

Welcome to Medical Physics / Bioengeering

Medical physics is the application of physics to medicine. It generally concerns physics as applied to diagnostic techniques such as medical imaging and physiological measurement and advanced therapeutics such as radiation and laser therapy. Medical physicists may also work in many other areas of healthcare. A medical physics department may be based in either a hospital or a university and its work is likely to include research, technical development, and clinical healthcare.

Clinical engineering (also referred to as ‘Bioengineering’ or ‘Biomedical Engineering”) is a specialty responsible for applying engineering technology to the support and development of the health services.   The focus of Clinical Engineering is on the management and safety of electromedical devices used in hospital settings.

Medical physics / clinical engineering activities include clinical support, research, technical development, education and regulatory elements.

Medical Physics and Bioengineering at Trinity College Dublin represents the combined activities in Research and Education in these areas across three sites. The associated academics are all active Medical Physicists / Clinical Engineers with full time or part-time commitments to the teaching and associated hospitals of Trinity College Dublin (St. James’s, Tallaght and St. Lukes’s Hospitals).

Last updated 21 September 2016 by Medical Physics/Bioengineering (Email).