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Welcome to the School of Health and Science

 The School of Health and Science here in DkIT was formed in 2004 and consists of almost 1200 students. We offers an exciting range of programmes ranging from Level 6 to Level 10 in a friendly and supportive environment.


The school comprises the following academic Departments, Section and affiliated Research Centres:

  • Department of Nursing, Midwifery and Health Studies
  • Department of Applied Science
  • Midwifery Section
  • Smooth Muscle Research Centre
  • National Centre for FreshwaterStudies (including ORG Research Group)
  • Netwell Centre
  • Electrochemistry Research Group

The Department of Nursing, Midwifery & Health Studies at DkIT was established in 2002 following a decision by Government to transfer pre-registration nursing education from hospital based Schools of Nursing to third level colleges and has grown significantly since its inception now offering a range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. The Department has strong links with a range of clinical partner sites and students have the opportunity to study in a state of the art facility. In addition to its nursing and midwifery programmes the Department offers programmes in early childhood studies and health and physical activity. A new Masters in Ageing, Health and Environment shall start in September. A Masters in Midwifery is at an advanced stage of development.

The Department of Applied Sciences offers a range of diverse programmes aiming to meet the demands of local and national industry with programmes in food science, pharmaceutical science, applied biosciences, biopharmaceutical science, agriculture and environmental biology. This includes a veterinary nursing programme which commenced in 2008 within the Department. New in 2010 to the Department was the B.Sc. (Hons) in Sustainable Agriculture. The Department plays a very active role in the promotion of Science in the region through interactions with primary and secondary schools.

Research is a key activity within the School and the research centres affiliated to the School have all been identified as priority groups within the DkIT research strategy. Active links exist between our undergraduate students and the research community within the School.

Our relationship with the local community and Industry are of major importance to the School and we run on a regular basis events which are of relevance to the region.

We hope you enjoy our webpage which gives an overview of the activities within the School and we look forward to meeting you here in DkIT!

Edel Healy


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