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Professor Paul Browne

Professor Paul Browne

Welcome to the School of Medicine

Head of School - Professor Paul Browne

Trinity College Dublin Medical School is a unique institution, which celebrated its Tercentenary in 2011. The School incorporates the disciplines of Medicine, Radiation Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy, and offers six degree programmes with a cohort of approximately 1400 students. The School, through its educational programmes, strives to be innovative, research-driven, interdisciplinary and international.

Undergraduate Education

The School of Medicine incorporates the disciplines of Medicine, Radiation Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy

The School offers the following degree courses:

Postgraduate Education

Trinity College School of Medicine is an international leader in postgraduate education. The School provides a vibrant environment for postgraduate study, and currently has over 500 registered postgraduate students. The School offers over 20 taught MSc/Diploma programmes spanning a broad spectrum of medical and scientific disciplines, and research students work towards the degrees of PhD, MSc, MD or MCh.


Over the past years, the School of Medicine has consistently maintained its position as a leading Research School in Trinity College.  This outstanding achievement has been possible through adherence to a focused approach to research in the biomedical sciences.  The following research fields have been developing as the areas of particular emphasis:

  • Immunology and Infection
  • Molecular Medicine
  • Neuroscience
  • Cancer
  • Population Health
  • Genetics
  • The Faculty of Engineering, Mathematics and Science is delighted to be hosting this year’s programme of events for Trinity Week. The theme for the week is “Light” which coincides with 2015 being declared the International Year of Light by UNESCO. Further details are available here.
  • The School of Medicine Research Ethics Level 1 Committee is accepting research ethics applications for review. Full details regarding the operations and how to make an application can be found here.
  • The annual Swan Lecture  will take place on TODAY Tuesday 31st of March 2015 at 6pm in the Tercentenary  Lecture Theatre, Trinity Biomedical Sciences Institute. The title of the talk is Public Health Ethics: What is it and where is it going? and will be delivered by Professor Angus Dawson from the University of Birmingham. This lecture will focus on outlining the different approaches that might be taken to conceptualising the idea of public health ethics and will set out an agenda for future work in PHE. This lecture has been approved for 1 external CPD point. Please RSVP to Hannah Archbold at
  • Evolve Biomed taking place in April 2015, is a unique forum for the biomedical community to explore emerging breakthroughs, form new connections, discover exciting opportunities and ultimately accelerate healthcare innovation.
  • Researchers Receive Major Funding for Innovative Global Healthy Ageing Project. The project which received funding from the Horizon 2020 Programme will examine the social disparities in health ageing and the effect of the economic recession on health and biology of ageing, using data from TILDA and the Growing up in Ireland longitudinal studies. Further infomation here.


Research Update / Funding Opportunites /Application Deadlines

(For more information on School Research click here)

Last updated 31 March 2015 Web administrator (Email).