Welcome to the Discipline of Paediatrics
The Discipline of Paediatrics at the University of Dublin Trinity College is based in the National Children’s Hospital in Tallaght and is part of Tallaght Hospital.
The National Children's Hospital has a long history of expertise in the training of clinical professionals. It is the oldest paediatric teaching hospital in Ireland and the UK and has a long association with Trinity College, dating back to 1821. A major objective of The Hospital since its foundation is the training of medical and nursing students and it has a recognised tradition of excellence in paediatric teaching. Undergraduate and postgraduate teaching programmes are provided by the Discipline of Paediatrics and in addition extensive national and international research is conducted.
The aims of paediatric education are to provide knowledge, skills and attitudes, with a caring, child and family centred approach in an enjoyable and rewarding manner. Paediatrics involves the medicine, surgery and psychology of the newborn, the infant, the toddler and the child up to the age of 18 years. Education is delivered by a multidisciplinary team committed to continual improvement in clinical care through innovation and research. Students are encouraged to develop a life-long commitment of self-learning and to become compassionate, caring, competent, and efficient doctors, with well developed communicating skills. The Discipline of Paediatrics conducts, promotes and supports many national and international research programmes.