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Education within MCT

Molecular and Cellular Therapeutics (MCT) is strongly committed to medical education at both the undergraduate and postgraduate level, where we are seen as leaders and innovators. At the undergraduate level, staff are involved in the teaching and examining of Biochemistry, Molecular Medicine and Pharmacology in modules across the Junior, Intermediate and Senior Cycles of both the Direct Entry and Graduate Entry Medical programmes and the Physician Associate programme, as well as contributing to undergraduate teaching in the Schools of Pharmacy and Physiotherapy.

MCT is also strongly committed to postgraduate education. We contribute to taught programmes in the School of Nursing and School of Postgraduate Studies along with significant supervision, mentoring, teaching and examining across postgraduate research programmes, including RCSI’s respected Masters and Doctoral (MD and PhD) programmes. Our dedication and leadership in medical education has been recognised by the numerous invitations for MCT staff to act as External Examiners both nationally and internationally.

Integration of research and education

An important aspect of precision medicine is equipping our medical students with the tools and knowledge by which they can become innovators and leaders in their individual specialties. MCT was the founder of the Molecular Medicine module taught to undergraduate medical students. It outlines the importance of understanding the molecular basis of disease in order to better diagnose and treat patients. Our leading researchers integrate up to date, evidence-based knowledge into their teaching, and  demonstrate a strong commitment to research at the undergraduate level, providing medical and pharmacy students with innovative research projects through the Research Summer School and undergraduate research projects undertaken as part of their degree programmes. Through the integration of research and education, we will encourage future healthcare professionals to be lifelong learners with the capacity to evolve and adapt to changes within their respective fields.