Collaborations in Teaching & Learning

Our staff and students enjoy a range of educational collaborations both nationally and internationally. These interactions deliver a range of student elective opportunities and drive innovation in our teaching and assessment methods.  They bring us in contact with a range of international accreditation groups which help drive our constant pursuit of educational excellence.

Example collaborations include:

Other UCD Schools, Research Institutes & Centres

In the delivery of our programmes, we receive strong academic support from staff within:

    • UCD School of Nursing, Midwifery & Health Systems
    • UCD School of Public Health, Physiotherapy & Population Science
    • UCD School of Biology & Environmental Science
    • UCD School of Chemistry & Chemical Biology
    • UCD School of Physics
    • UCD School of Business
    • UCD Conway Institute for Biomolecular & Biomedical Research
    • UCD Geary Institute
    • UCD Complex & Adaptive Systems Laboratory
    • UCD Institute of Food & Health
    • UCD Charles Insitute
    • UCD Centre for Teaching & Learning

UCD Medical Student Journal

This student-led initiative collates a publishes original research articles, commentaries and reviews of interest to undergraduate medicine, radiography and biomedical science students.  Our students also welcome contributions and contribute articles to similar student journals in other Irish medical schools.

Medical Intern Training Network

In a collaboration with the Health Services Executive, the School is responsible for the delivery of a  medical internship training programme and collaborates with the programmes delivered by other Irish medical schools.

Diagnostic Imaging

UCD Diagnostic Imaging has a particularly strong international reputation with well established links in Australia, Canada, Malta, Malaysia, Portugal, and the United States of Amercia.

Irish Network of Healthcare Educators (INHED)

We are a founding member of the Irish Network of Medical Educators, a forum designed to exchange learning and best practice across all Medical Schools on the island of Ireland.  We hosted the highly successful INMED 2013 Scientific Meeting in February 2013.

Formal International Alliances

Together with the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, we operate an international medical school in Malaysia (RUMC).  As a partner in the Irish Universities Medical School Consortium, the School and our colleagues in NUIG, TCD and UCD have recruited international students from Africa and South East Asia for over 30 years. In 2010, we established formal collaboration with Shenzhen University Medical School (China). We are an active participant in Universitas 21, a collaboration of leading research-intensive universities and hosted the U21 Health Sciences Group Annual Meetings in 2013 and 2020.