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

Physiology & Medical Physics

The Department of Physiology and Medical Physics is situated in the main college campus on 123 St Stephen's Green and also in the 2nd, 3rd and 4th Floors of the RCSI Research Institute, York House, York Street, Dublin 2.

The Department has an outstanding record in both teaching and research.The Department has always had a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching and is involved in teaching and examining in the following modules:

  • Junior Cycle Medicine
  • Medicine Graduate Entry Programme
  • Pharmacy
  • Nursing
  • Physiotherapy


At the postgraduate level, the department is heavily involved in the teaching and training of MSc and PhD students in the following programmes:

  • HRB-funded Diagnostics and Therapeutics for Human Disease
  • National Biophotonics Imaging Platform
  • The Clinician Scientist Fellowship Programme
  • Postgraduate Surgical Examinations  


In addition to the teaching activities, the department is a highly active research environment, with two centres of excellence within the department, namely the Centre for the Study of Neurological Disorders and the Centre for Systems Medicine.

Our research has gained international recognition, through high impact peer review publications, dissemination at national and international conferences and invited lectures.

Our reputation for research excellence has been recognised by both national and international funding bodies as well as our industrial collaborators, who generously support our research activities. These include; Science Foundation Ireland (SFI), Health Research Board (HRB), National Biophotonics Imaging Platform Ireland (NBIPI), EU-Marie Curie actions, Health Executive Authority (HEA), Enterprise Ireland (EI), Cancer Research Ireland (CRI), Siemens, Luxcel Bioscience and Pfizer.

To examine our research activities in more details, please select a Principal Investigator (PI) from our staff list.


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