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Trinity College Dublin's Neuroscience and Bioengineering Programmes Receive Postgraduate Course of the Year Awards
Date:5/11/2012

DUBLIN, May 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin, (http://www.tcd.ie) Ireland's premier university's postgraduate courses, the MSc in Bioengineering and MSc in Neuroscience received Postgraduate Course of the Year awards in the Engineering and Science categories respectively at this year's gradireland Graduate Recruitment Awards.  Judged by an independent panel of industry experts, the awards recognise the best programmes in Ireland's university and institute of technology sector. In deciding the awards, the judges consider the quality of teaching, the relevance of the course work for prospective employers along with reputation, innovation and relationship with industry.

Commenting on the significance of the awards, Trinity's Dean of Graduate Studies, Professor Veronica Campbell, said: "Trinity College Dublin provides a vibrant, dynamic and creative environment in which excellence in research and teaching flourish.  These awards reflect the dedication of our academic staff who continues to deliver world class teaching, ensuring our graduate students are equipped with the necessary skills to join the workforce."

Trinity's MSc in Bioengineering aims to provide engineers and scientists with the education and creative skills needed to practice in the medical devices industry in Ireland and focus on important clinical needs. The only course of its kind in Ireland, this unique venture allows students to study at specialist Institutes of Bioengineering with academic and research expertise in Bioengineering including Trinity College Dublin, the University of Limerick, and University College Dublin, the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, and the National College of Art and Design.

"This award is very significant as it demonstrates the dedicated commitment of the academic staff and administration to ensure that our students obtain excellent education in biomedical engineering. We provide students with education of the state-of-the-art in biomedical engineering, innovation and creative design to allow them to meet the global challenges in healthcare and to become leaders in the medical device sector so as to deliver the best medical care possible," said Professor Richard Reilly, Course Director MSc Bioengineering, Professor of Neural Engineering at Trinity College, Dublin and Director of the Trinity Centre for Bioengineering on the occasion of the award.

Trinity's MSc in Neuroscience aims to provide a multidisciplinary training in the neurosciences, in topics ranging from molecular to behavioural. The course is ideal for students intending to extend their specialised knowledge, and for those wishing to convert from their original degree discipline. The programme will equip participants with the skills necessary to progress into a career in biomedical, pharmaceutical or neuropsychological research.

Professor Kumlesh Dev, Course Director MSc in Neuroscience, Professor of Neuroscience explained: "We and our collaborating clinical, academic and pharmaceutical partners both nationally and internationally are delighted the MSc Neuroscience Course was awarded the Best Science Course by PostGrad Ireland. The Schools of Medicine, Pharmacy, Biochemistry and Immunology and the Trinity Institute of Neuroscience train our Neuroscience students to be leaders at the forefront of innovative Science and Medicine. This award will create new opportunities for the future careers of our students and for promotion of science, drug development and healthcare in Ireland."

For further details on both courses:

Bioengineering

http://www.tcd.ie/bioengineering/education-outreach/postgraduate/prospective.php

Neuroscience

http://www.tcd.ie/Neuroscience/education/postgraduate.php

For further details on Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, click on http://www.tcd.ie

For further information on the postgraduate programmes email the Graduate Admissions Office, gradinfo@tcd.ie



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