The course involves completion of taught modules and the additional undertaking of a research project. The modules consist of formal teaching and personal assignments and are run over five terms on a part-time basis (approximately two modules per term). Some of the modules are undertaken by way of distance learning. In addition, the students are assigned a research project (including field work), to be submitted as a dissertation for the degree of M.Sc. only.
Students are assessed by way of continuous assessment and are required to pass written and oral examinations at the end of their course. In addition, they are required to submit a written dissertation on their research project (with the possibility of an oral examination) by the end of the second year of the course.
Prospective students for this course must hold a primary degree in either medicine or another relevant health or science subject. Candidates should have a minimum of two years' practical experience in their area of qualification/pharmaceutical industry. The course is run in the Trinity Centre for Health Sciences, St. James's Hospital, Dublin 8.
Assessment will consist of personal assignments (continuous assessment) and written examinations. Continuous assessment assignments must be completed by the students for each module and submitted at designated time points.
MSc students will be assigned a research project (in primary research), which should be submitted as a dissertation (with the possibility of an oral examination) by the 31st August of the second year.
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Postgraduate work in Trinity College Dublin is very academically challenging and as a result the University has high academic entry requirements.
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At least 2 year(s) of work experience are required.
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