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Clinical Microbiology

The Department of Clinical Microbiology, established in 1965, is located in the RCSI Education and Research Centre, Smurfit Building on the Beaumont Hospital campus.

This location facilitates integration and liaison between the hospital, including the diagnostic laboratory, and the RCSI Department. The Department has links with the National Reference Laboratories at St James’s and Children’s University Hospital and contributes to their services.

The major research interests of the department are healthcare-associated infection (HCAI), including that caused by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and Clostridium difficile, bacterial biofilm development, multi-drug resistant Gram-negative bacilli, cystic fibrosis, hospital hygiene and new approaches to the treatment of bacterial infections, including the use of novel peptides.

The Department contributes to the undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in Medicine in Dublin, Bahrain and Perdana, as well as courses delivered by the Schools of Physiotherapy and Pharmacy in RCSI. The Department has developed and used an online teaching resource to inform undergraduate medical students on the use of antibiotics and has evaluated the use of 'clickers' to facilitate interactive sessions.

Want to contact us?

Telephone: +353 1 809 3708
Fax: +353 1 809 3709
Email: ashannon@rcsi.ie

Clinical Microbiology Staff

Staff of the Department of Clinical Microbiology