This accelerated radiography training programme has been developed to allow graduates from a wide variety of academic backgrounds to study with us. The content of the accelerated radiography programme supports a robust learning of basic sciences and incorporates a wide range of radiography training that has been developed with respect to requirements for radiography training as published by CORU, the Health and Social Care Professions Regulator, and by the Irish Institute of Radiography and Radiation Therapy.
Students will be taught by our dedicated team of over 25 lecturers and clinical training will be enhanced by the inclusion of our new ‘state of the art’ virtual reality training equipment and our X-ray suite facilities on site, in UCD.
Curricular information is subject to change
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The overall purpose of the programme is to develop radiography graduates who are patient-centred, competent and safe diagnostic imaging practitioners with a strong professional identity and understanding of their role in the wider healthcare context and their contribution as part of a multi-disciplinary team. Graduates of the programme will demonstrate well-developed autonomous learning skills and the capacity for continually developing their professional knowledge and practice, in an evidence-based, research oriented and international context. As the national radiography training centre, students will gain competency to practice as radiographers whilst on clinical placement in our dedicated hospital sites, ensuring graduate clinical excellence. We aim to provide a supportive learning environment to foster and develop excellence in radiography / diagnostic imaging which is both dynamic and research-informed to match the rapidly expanding and ever-changing field that is radiography. Our learning environment ensures appropriate access to cutting edge imaging technology across the national clinical sites and diverse and innovative approaches to both teaching and assessment are employed to ensure an optimum learning experience for all students. Teaching methods include both didactic and experiential learning through clinical placement with a focus on active learning through practical hands on skills labs, while assessment strategies include practical, oral and written assessments including individual and group work to foster team-work and collaboration.
Diagnostic imaging is a growth area in Ireland and internationally. All graduates in the past five years have obtained employment as radiographers. As well as the traditional hospital-based career, some radiographers are employed as applications or sales specialists.
An increasing number of graduates are now undertaking PhD studies. Diagnostic imaging offers successful graduates exciting opportunities to pursue research and/or to develop specialist clinical skills.
Radiography will first be demonstrated in UCD’s own imaging facilities, before you progress to performing examinations on patients. Teaching hospitals also participate in your training and you’ll work alongside radiography colleagues to learn and refine your professional skills.
|Module ID||Module Title||Trimester||Credits|
|RDGY20240||Clinical Practice 1: GER||2 Trimester duration (Spr-Sum)||15|
|ANAT10110||Clinical Human Anatomy I||Autumn||5|
|PHTY20270||Evidence Based Practice||Autumn||5|
|RDGY10140||Practice of Radiography 1: GER||Autumn||10|
|RDGY20210||Tech of Rad: RIS/PACS||Autumn||5|
|ANAT10120||Clinical Human Anatomy II||Spring||5|
|ANAT20010||Clinical Human Anatomy III||Spring||5|
|PHYS20090||Principles of Physiology||Spring||10|
|RDGY10070||Practice of Radiography 2||Spring||5|
|RDGY20250||Practice of Radiography 3: GER||Summer||5|
|RDGY30100||Magnetic Resonance Imaging||Autumn||5|
|RDGY30710||Current Issues in Healthcare||Autumn||5|
|PATH30070||Mechanisms of Disease||Spring||5|
|RDGY30370||Radiographic Image Interpretation||Spring||5|
|RDGY30720||Practice of Radiog.: Adv Tech||Spring||5|
|RDGY30670||Clinical Practice 2: GER||Year-long (12 months)||15|
|FLME30030||Legal Med & Professionalism||Autumn||5|
|RDGY30680||Clinical Practice 3||Autumn||15|
|Programme||Module Weightings||Rule Description||Description|
|BHRAD002||Stage 3 - 50.00%
Stage 2 - 50.00%
|Standard Honours Award||First Class Honours||
|Second Class Honours, Grade 1||
|Second Class Honours, Grade 2||