Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland Coláiste Ríoga na Máinleá in Éirinn

Clinical Placement Sites

Clinical education is a central element of the physiotherapy course and consists of more than 1000 hours over the duration of the course.

Clinical modules are undertaken in the core clinical areas of orthopaedics / rheumatology, musculoskeletal, medical / surgical cardiorespiratory and neurology. Placements are provided in a variety of physiotherapy settings and in a number of geographical locations. Dedicated RCSI Clinical Tutors are located at each placement site. Living accommodation is provided and paid for if the placement is distant from the School of Physiotherapy. Clinical education is divided into eight placements. Placements are on a full-time block basis.

Placement sites include:

  • Beaumont Hospital, Dublin
  • Waterford Regional Hospital
  • Cork University Hospital
  • Tralee General Hospital, Kerry
  • University College Hospital, Galway
  • Merlin Park Hospital, Galway