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M.Sc. in Biological Psychiatry

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Welcome to the multidisciplinary Masters course in Biological Psychiatry.  This MSc course explores the relationship between basic principles, biological factors and clinical features in mental health disorders, allowing students to translate scientific understanding into effective clinical practice. It is aimed primarily at medical graduates with a background or interest in psychiatry (or related health care disciplines such as neurology), psychology, or biological sciences, who wish to develop their research skills and broaden their research interests.  The course will aid in equipping participants with the skills to progress in a career in psychiatry and psychiatric research or to embark on a doctoral programme.

The MSc course in Biological Psychiatry is designed to address the major neuroscience developments and challenges in psychiatry and their clinical application.  The TCD Discipline of Psychiatry in the School of Medicine has established expertise in neuropsychiatric genetics, molecular neuroscience, neuroimaging, neuropsychology, clinical trials, biostatistics and research methodology. The Discipline has strong links with the Trinity College Institute of Neuroscience with several of its senior members being PI’s.  In recent years members of the Discipline have authored landmark papers in leading scientific journals such as New England Journal of Medicine, Nature, Nature Genetics, Molecular Psychiatry, American Journal of Psychiatry, Archives of General Psychiatry, Human Molecular Genetics and Biological Psychiatry

The course will be run in the Trinity Centre for Health Sciences, St. James’s Hospital, Dublin 8.  The Centre has modern teaching facilities and computer labs and hosts laboratory facilities for molecular neuroscience practicals.


Last updated 23 November 2016 School Web Administrator (Email).