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UCD now ranked in the world’s top 100 universities in Clinical, Pre-Clinical and Health Sciences. Click for THE listings
Welcome to UCD School of Public Health, Physiotherapy and Sports Science. This is a dynamic and multi-disciplinary School established within the College of Health and Agricultural Sciences. The philosophy of the School is to foster excellence in all its disciplines and this is evident from the calibre of our programmes in Public Health, Physiotherapy, Sport Sciences, and Safety and Health at Work. Our courses provide students with a strong foundation for their health careers. The main focus is on student-centred learning in an environment where research and scholarship stimulate high achievement. Our graduates contribute to their professions world-wide and enhance the international reputation of our programmes and the University.
The range of well-established Taught Postgraduate Programmes available in our School provide graduates with a unique opportunity to specialise in a particular area of their field spanning from public health to sport science, rehabilitation, occupational health, and food science (to name a few). These programmes are internationally recognised and in some areas lead to accreditation in that particular discipline. Training opportunities in specialist areas of Healthcare are also available to graduates.
The School is at the cutting edge of research and research programmes are organised into distinct hubs of activity: Clinical Epidemiology; Physiotherapy, Rehabilitation and Health; Health Services Research; Sport, Exercise and Health, Food and Health; Geary Institute Programmes; HRB CSTAR; Occupational and Environmental Studies; Cystic Fibrosis Registry. You will find that we have an international reputation in these fields of activity, with many national and international partners, including government agencies, statutory and non-statutory organisations and other academic institutions.
If you are academically capable and curious, relish an intellectual challenge and want your talents to make a difference, this is the School for you. Thank you for your interest in our School.
University College Dublin and Enterprise Ireland Launch New Innovation Partnership to Enhance Food Quality and Safety
Professor Séamus Fanning (See Photo - 4th from left to right) UCD Professor of Food Safety, School of Public Health, Physiotherapy and Sports Science, said, “I am excited about the possibilities of what this research can deliver. This programme positions UCD researchers and our Irish food industry and software research collaborators at the forefront of surveillance with the potential to use this data to control their production environments and protect their consumers. In harnessing this technology, this project will place Ireland’s food industry at the leading-edge of regulatory science.” (CLICK ON BLUE TITLE FOR DETAILS)
UCD CSTAR is proud to announce their first Summer School in Epidemiology and Biostatistics being held in the UCD science hub
Dates & Times: 9:00 – 17:00 (Fridays 9:00 – 13:00) July 11 to 15 inclusive – Fundamentals of Epidemiology Research July 18 to 28 inclusive – Introduction to Biostatistics – Data Management & Use of Statistical Packages and Data Cost: 1 Module : €600, 2 Modules : €1,000, 3 Modules : €1,500. Closing date for Enrolement 27th May. See CSTAR.ie or click blue title above
UCD staff join Celebration of 40th Anniversary of Faculty of Public Health Medicine, RCPI. Dr Patricia Fitzpatrick, SPHPSS (second from right in photo, Dean 2009-2011) attended a celebratory lunch for former Deans of the Faculty of Public Health Medicine to mark 40 years of the Faculty. Photo also shows retired UCD Professor of Public Health Medicine and Epidemiology and also former Faculty Dean, Professor Berna Herity (Front Left).