Health Sciences Summer School

Our Health Sciences Summer School runs each year from the second week in June for a duration of either two or four weeks, depending on the courses that students choose to take. In 2017 the Summer School runs from 12 June 2017.  Students stay on campus and have the option of taking one or two taught courses from the following options:

An Introduction to Health Systems (5 ECTS)
From 12 June to 23 June students will attend class on campus in UCD.  Students return home and engage online with further material before submitting their assignments.

Critical Appraisal of Research for Healthcare (5 ECTS)
From 12 June to 23 June students attend class on campus in UCD.  Students return home and engage online with further material before submitting their assignments.

Critical Appraisal of Research for Healthcare (Applied) (10 ECTS
From 12 June to 7 July inclusive students stay on campus and attend class in UCD.  While on campus students will take taught classes in weeks one and two, take the online content in week 3, and work with their allocated research mentor in UCD in weeks 3 and 4. Research paper submission is submitted at the end of week 7, following the students' return to the States.

The grading system at UCD is European. It is quite different from North American schools.  At UCD A,B,C are honors grades. D is a pass grade. Results and transcripts will be available after the first week of September.

We recommend that students live on campus in UCD during their programme. UCD hosts hundreds of students during the summer ensuring that there is always something happening on campus. You will have access to all of the facilities that UCD has to offer, its student centre, gym, cinema and shops. You can also explore the woodland walks that surround the 320 acre campus and enjoy the leafy environs every day.

You are also connected within twenty minutes to the city, and greater Dublin area, with the second largest bus hub in Ireland on your door step. Your UCD housing will be shared with fellow students in apartments comprising four individual bedrooms with two shared bathrooms. Communal kitchens and living spaces are shared in each apartment with access to kitchen utensils and cooking facilities. Bed linen is supplied and changed weekly. You also have access to Wi-Fi (campus wide).

Students will receive further information regarding the accommodation booking procedure, after our application deadline of March 31st, and on acceptance to the programme.

Download our Nursing Summer School brochure