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Welcome to the Faculty of Health Sciences

Professor Mary McCarron, Dean

The Faculty of Health Sciences is one of three faculties in Trinity College. Established in 2008, we were the first Faculty of Health Sciences in these islands and this concept is now being followed by other Irish Universities. We are health sciences precisely because health and health care are interdisciplinary and collaborative concerns. This interdisciplinary approach offers the potential to educate and train the full range of health care personnel in an integrated Faculty, facilitating our graduates’ transition to an interdisciplinary workforce, which is critical for optimal patient care.

Every era of health and health care has had its challenges and the schools within our Faculty have been at the forefront of Ireland's responses to those challenges. The current era is dominated by budgets and cutbacks, so our schools strive to develop creative responses to health challenges, often by finding new ways to work smarter and deliver the best quality of care despite fewer resources. Solutions lie in looking beyond our individual disciplines, and in building interdisciplinary relationships that will make the difference.

As a faculty we are about the highest quality of care being offered to each individual; about the pursuit of research to find new solutions to complex health concerns; about translating the results of research to improve bedside care, manage risk factors, prevent disease, ease convalescence and maintain quality of life; and about always seeing the individual as more than disease and symptoms. We stand up to meet health challenges and to contribute to the excellence and traditions of Trinity College Dublin and of the Schools of the Faculty of Health Sciences.