About HPAT Ireland
The Health Professions Admission Test – Ireland (HPAT – Ireland) is an admissions test used to assist with the selection of students into medicine and health professions degree programs.
You will need an HPAT – Ireland score to apply for admission to any of the following courses:
|National University of Ireland, Galway||Undergraduate Medicine|
|Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland||Undergraduate Medicine|
|Trinity College Dublin||Undergraduate Medicine|
|University College Cork||Undergraduate Medicine|
|University College Dublin||Undergraduate Medicine|
|University of Limerick||MSc Occupational Therapy (Professional Qualification)*
MSc Speech and Language Therapy (Professional Qualification)*
HPAT – Ireland measures a candidate’s logical reasoning and problem solving skills, nonverbal reasoning and the ability to understand the thoughts, behaviour and/or intentions of people.
The test is designed to complement academic achievement, by providing assessment of skills in the areas of reasoning understanding and working with people. HPAT – Ireland has a strong focus on general skills and personal abilities. These skills have been identified as important for a competent health professional. The test does not test academic knowledge and candidates do not require special understanding of any academic discipline.
HPAT – Ireland is independently administered by ACER (Australian Council for Educational Research). ACER has an excellent international reputation and a track record in the development, management and research of selection tests for undergraduate medical and health related programmes.
* In addition to completing HPAT - Ireland, candidates applying to the MSc Occupational Therapy (Professional Qualification) and the MSc Speech and Language Therapy (Professional Qualification) at the University of Limerick are required to sit a 1 hour Written English component.