Entry requirements

Applications are made online at: www.tcd.ie/courses/postgraduate/az

Months of entry


Course content

This M.Sc. programme in Clinical Chemistry is offered on a parttime
basis over two years. Candidates who are employed as
medical scientists, clinical biochemists or medical doctors and
who wish to develop a special interest in Clinical Biochemistry
are particularly invited to apply. All students regardless of
background will gain a comprehensive understanding of
the principles of Clinical Biochemistry to an advanced level,
including clinical and research aspects and with special
attention to current developments in the discipline.
A comprehensive lecture programme will be delivered on
Fridays over four terms. This will consist of five Modules
(Clinical Chemistry, Clinical Chemistry and General Paediatric
Biochemistry, Endocrinology and Metabolism, Endocrinology,
Metabolism and Inborn Errors of Metabolism and Quality
Assurance and Laboratory Management). There will be
a revision sessions prior to examinations. Each module
will include Techniques Workshops: these will focus on
developing practical skills through demonstrations and
assignments in the candidates’ base laboratory.
A series of Clinical Laboratory Interface Workshops will foster
clinical reasoning and data presentation skills.
A research dissertation conducted in the candidates’ base
laboratory will also form part of the course. Instruction on
research methods will be included. The course is assessed
by means of course work, an examination at the end of each
year consisting of a written paper and a practical assessment
consisting of a series of short cases and laboratory data; and, a
viva voce at the end of the final year. The writing of a dissertation
based on a research project is also a requirement for the M.Sc.

Information for international students


Fees and funding

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Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months

Course contact details

Dr Gerard Boran
+ 353 1 896 3556/3557 or +353 1 414 3911