Royal College of Surgeons Ireland- Dublin


About Royal College of Surgeons Ireland

Founded in 1784, RCSI (Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland)’s mission is to develop healthcare leaders who make a difference worldwide. RCSI is a not-for-profit health sciences organisation which focuses on education and research to drive positive change in all areas of human health worldwide. RCSI is headquartered in Dublin and is a recognised College of the National University of Ireland.

Just two of its excellent set of the schools are the School of Pharmacy and School of Physiotherapy.

Whether giving patients advanced clinical care or moving forward an agenda of drug-related science RCSI School of Pharmacy uniquely offers you a wide variety of professional opportunities to match your skill-set and fulfil your expectations. The School of Pharmacy is part of the historic and globally recognised RCSI, which is based on St Stephens Green, Dublin at the heart of our capital city. The School of Pharmacy’s vision is to be recognized internationally as a leading centre for pharmacy education, research and innovation. The School of Pharmacy runs a very successful research programme dedicated to promoting knowledge and health through excellence in Pharmaceutical Science. Using world class facilities and infrastructural support, research in the School of Pharmacy allows us compete on the international stage promoting Ireland as a centre of excellence for research.

The aim of the RCSI School of Physiotherapy is to educate professionally safe, competent, reflective and analytical physiotherapists who possess a sound scientific knowledge base, an understanding of the value of research and analysis, are responsive to the needs of clients and carers and are aware of the dynamic diversity of healthcare environments in which they practice. RCSI offers a three year BSc Physiotherapy programme to applicants with a primary degree. Applicants with school-leaving qualifications are required to initially complete a foundation year. Physiotherapy is a science based healthcare profession which primarily adopts a physical approach aimed at the promotion, maintenance and restoration of the individual's physical, psychological and social well-being. Physiotherapists have an important role to play in the health care of people of all ages who have lost movement or ability following an accident or illness. Using skills in manual therapy, therapeutic exercise, movement re-education, and electrotherapy, physiotherapists aim to assist people to resume as active and independent a life as possible.