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

School of Physiotherapy

The aim of the RCSI School of Physiotherapy is to educate professionally safe, competent, reflective and analytical physiotherapists who possess a sound scientific knowledge base, an understanding of the value of research and analysis, are responsive to the needs of clients and carers and are aware of the dynamic diversity of healthcare environments in which they practice.

The RCSI programme has a strong clinical emphasis with almost one-third of the programme undertaken in a variety of clinical placement sites, supported by dedicated clinical tutors. RCSI provides the opportunity to study physiotherapy in a multidisciplinary healthcare environment and amongst an international student body. The emphasis throughout the programme is on the promotion of student-centred learning and the development of clinical reasoning skills. A variety of teaching methods are utilised to support these concepts including lectures, seminars, tutorials, practical workshops, case presentations and small group discussions.

On successful completion of the physiotherapy programme, graduates are eligible for membership of the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists, which is a member organisation of the World Confederation for Physical Therapy (WCPT). Graduates of the programme are currently employed in a variety of clinical locations both in Ireland and internationally including the UK, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Singapore.