The Academic Unit of Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine plays an active role in education and research at the post-graduate level. This contribution is made both within and outside the College and bridges the clinical and scientific interface.

Postgraduate Education

Current educational activities include contributions to the MSc in Bioengineering Programme at Trinity Centre for Bioengineering, the MSc in Sports and Exercise Medicine at the School of Medicine, and the education of medical/surgical trainees  as part of the Surgical Training Programmes of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland.  An academic contribution is also made to the Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Fellowships hosted by Sports Surgery Clinic, Dublin as well as activities of the Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine at RCSI.

Postgraduate Research: MD and PhD

In terms of research, both laboratory and clinical projects are ongoing, with a strong focus on translational activities.  This involves the scientific investigation of clinical questions, linking science and surgery to provide the best treatment options for our patients. Specific areas of interest are in the areas of regenerative medicine and tissue engineering as applied to common clinical problems in Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine.

MD and PhD degree programmes are available by research in Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine at TCD. In addition, shorter-term post-graduate research opportunities are provided to students of all Faculties of the College, as well as students of other colleges where suitable.  All potential research fellows are welcome to discuss ideas with the Unit at any time.   

Combined mentorship is provided from surgical, scientific and engineering faculty as we believe this process enhances the investigative process and shall optimise the experience and career development of the graduate student regardless of their background.