Academic staff within the School of Medicine are deployed within one of six academic sections which integrate across subject area and geographical location. Academic sections are managed by a Section Leader or by a local Site Lead.
A substantial component of the School’s programmes is delivered by academic staff within the Biomedical Sciences Section, the largest academic section within the School which includes Human Anatomy, Medical Informatics, Medical Microbiology, Pathology and Physiology. Comprising approximately 50 academic and 35 funded research staff, this Section is responsible for much of the preclinical education with our Medicine programmes and contributes strongly to Physiology, Radiography, Biomedical Health & Life Science degree programmes. It also contains academic staff with expertise in molecular, proteomic, genomic, bioinformatics and computational biology.
The Section coordinates the teaching of over 75 modules to over 750 students. The majority of the School’s research activity and graduate programmes are also delivered by staff within this Section which has over 75 Graduate Research masters or doctoral students. The group is highly research active and contains a number of principal investigators based within the UCD Health Science Centre, the UCD Conway Institute, Systems Biology Ireland and UCD CASL.
The Biomedical Sciences Section is currently led by Prof Paul McLoughlin, Deputy Head of School, Head of Physiology.