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Teaching and Training


1st Medical Year

Public Health & Primary Care delivers the Human Development & Behavioural Science course as part of the 1st medical year curriculum. The course, which runs throughout the academic year, concentrates on physical and psychological development, within a family context, from the neo- natal period through to the teen years.

The Noel Browne Prize, is awarded by the department, based on the students' performance in this course.

4th Medical Year

The People, Practices and Populations course is delivered by Public Health & Primary Care as part of the 4th medical year curriculum. The course is delivered during each student's 2-month rotation to the department and includes a seminar series and attachments to general practice clinics.

The De Renzy Centenary Prize, is awarded annually by the Medical School, based on examination results from this course.


Implementation Science

The department offers a Certificate in Implementation Science, suitable for all health related graduates interested in getting research into action. It is planned to develop this course to Master's level.

GP Training Programme

The TCD/HSE Training Programme in General Practice is based in Public Health & Primary Care. This training programme is open to medical graduates intending to start a career in general practice and is now mandatory training for all GPs in Ireland.

Opportunities for postgraduate degrees by research

There are opportunities for graduates from the bio and social sciences to pursue Master's and PHDs with us. These posts are linked to funding received and are widely advertised when available.

Last updated 23 November 2016 Mary O'Neill (Email).