The Biomedical Sciences Support Team provide administrative support to the following subjects and subject leaders.
We provide subject support across Anatomy (16 modules), Medical Informatics, (Grad Dip and MSc), Medical Microbiology (5 modules), Pathology (18 modules), Physiology (28 modules) and within the Biomedical Science Section. We provide complete faculty support (including external stakeholders), Blackboard and systems support, committee meeting support and assessment support in these subject areas.
Headed by Professor James Jones and with a staff of 11 academics and 4 technicians, the Anatomy subject group delivers 16 modules to the pre-clinical stages of the undergraduate, graduate entry, BHLS and Radiography programmes. The Anatomy subject group also manages the Body Donation Programme, a key provision in medical education. With the exception of the Body Donation Programme, our office provides complete faculty, systems and procurement support to the Anatomy subject.
Our team supports the delivery of 5 Medical Microbiology modules within the Biomedical Science Section. We provide administrative assistance to 3 academics including the Head of Microbiology subject, Dr Koon Meng Chan.
Our Academic Support Office supports the coordination of 19 pathology modules. Administrative support is provided with regard to timetabling, coordinating and liaising with external non-UCD based lecturers, assessments, award processes and educational tools (Blackboard and BMJ Learning). We also manage Pathology Teaching Committee meetings, chaired by Pathology Subject Head, Dr Amanda McCann.
We provide full academic support to 28 physiology modules across 3 years of the degree programme and provide administrative support to students throughout their degree pathway. We manage timetabling, student registration and module assessment throughout the academic year. We manage the Physiology subject committee, chaired by Biomedical Science Section and Physiology subject head, Professor Paul McLoughlin.
The following scholarship prize awards are also managed by the Biomedical Sciences Support Team:
- Ambrose Bermingham Medal (Anatomy)
- Coakley Medal for Dissection (Anatomy)
- John McGrath Memorial Medal (Pathology)
- Peter Dervan Memorial Medal for Excellence in Cancer Pathology (Pathology)
- The NUI Dr Henry Hutchinson Stewart Medical Scholarships and Prizes in Anatomy, Biochemistry, Medical Microbiology, Pathology, Physiology, Pharmacology
Beyond the scope of academic subject support, we engage with students and the wider public through various open days and both public and academic events as a professional representative of UCD School of Medicine.