Immunology deals with the physiological functioning of the immune system and immunological disorders, such as allergies, autoimmune diseases, hypersensitivities, immune deficiency and transplant rejection.
Immunology encompasses both clinical and laboratory aspects. In addition to carrying responsibility for running service laboratories, Immunologists are increasingly engaged in clinical management of patients. Training in this specialty covers the technical and managerial skills required to run a laboratory and the clinical skills required for patient care.
|Step 1||Step 2||Step 3||Step 4|
|Training Level||Medical School||Intern Year||Basic Specialty Training in Medicine||Higher Specialist Training in Immunology|
|Duration||4-6 years||1 year||2 years||5 years|
|Entry Process||Graduate or direct entry||Entry through the HSE Intern Match||Entry based on competitive interview||Entry based on competitive interview|
|Mandatory Examinations||As per curriculum||N/A||MRCPI||FRCPATH|
|Application Date||CAO process opens in November||Application process opens in October||Application process opens in December||Application process open in November|
|Programme Operated by:||Undergraduate Universities||Intern Networks||RCPI||RCPI|
The Higher Specialist Training Programme in Immunology is administered by the Faculty of Pathology, RCPI.