GradCert Interventional Imaging & Practice

Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 30)

This 30 credit programme will lead to a graduate certificate in Interventional Imaging and Practice. It will cover the fundamental aspects of Interventional Radiology; current IR technology; radiation safety; patient care and IR procedures.  This programme is designed for radiographers working in the speciality of Interventional Radiology.

It aims to provide students with an in-depth knowledge of both the service and the clinical practice within IR. It will equip students to respond to the rapidly changing and evolving nature of this Radiology sub-speciality.

Course Features

  • Addresses both theoretical and clinical practice in Interventional Radiology (IR)
  • Addresses new and evolving technological developments in the field of IR
  • Develops clinical and critical thinking skills
  • Accommodates working professionals as the material is predominantly delivered through an e-learning environment

The Course is divided up into four modules; one 10 credit module in Patient Care and Interventional Procedures, one 10 credit module in Radiation Safety, one five credit module in cross sectional imaging and one 5 credit module in IR technology.

These modules will predominantly be delivered in an e-learning environment. The teaching and learning strategies are designed to encourage autonomous reflective practitioners who can further develop their personal and professional skills within a supportive framework.

Curricular information is subject to change

Part Time option suitable for:

Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes
International (Non EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. Yes

This course is designed for radiographers currently working in IR, who wish to develop their knowledge and expertise in this field. Applicants should have at least one year post-qualification experience and be working in the IR department over the duration of the course.

Applicants must hold a BSc or equivalent in Diagnostic Radiography; have at least one year post-qualification experience with clinical experience working in the IR department. 

This academic programme is aimed at radiographers working in Interventional Radiology (IR) who wish to develop a high level of professional, clinical and technical knowledge in this rapidly evolving radiology sub specialty. This programme is delivered online through UCD’s virtual learning environment- Blackboard. It aims to provide a learning environment that will encourage students to constructively appraise both local and international policies and practices in many aspects of IR. Its design promotes active engagement and an autonomous approach to learning. Course material is delivered through e-lectures, case studies, radiographic images, video demonstrations, reference readings and interactive learning activities.  Assessment approaches are equally  varied and include report writing, policy appraisal and case studies. The assessment strategy encourages a critical and reflective approach to imaging and practice. The overall purpose of the programme is to develop specialist knowledge in IR so that radiographers can contribute and  communicate optimally within the multidisciplinary IR environment, effectively manage radiographic practice and actively promote and faciliate change within the context of service provision and patient outcome.

There will be a systematic approach to discussing the interventional procedures currently performed in Irish hospitals focussing on promoting both professional knowledge and quality of service in the interventional radiology environment. This programme aims to develop each student’s knowledge and understanding of the aetiology of the disease processes that present in the IR department, their compatibility with radiological intervention, the possible procedural risks and complications and the expected outcomes for each patient. It will demonstrate the integration and application of imaging procedures, technologies and medical devices in the treatment and management of disease. It will also provide each student with a comprehensive knowledge of cross sectional anatomy

Furthermore this programme aims to enable students to develop a comprehensive understanding of the physical principles of a range of IR technologies and how these contribute to disease assessment, management and follow-up. A focus will be placed on current and future trends in IR imaging and an appreciation of the associated advantages together with the inherent pitfalls and limitations. Topics addressed include; image acquisition, image processing, image manipulation, clinical applications, dosimetry and equipment design in the IR environment. It also aims to develop an understanding of the importance of quality assurance for IR technology. 

GradCert Interventional Imaging & Practice (X662) Part Time
EU          fee per year - € 3860
nonEU    fee per year - € 9700

***Fees are subject to change

For information on course fees please visit:

EU applicants fees

Non EU applicants fees

International applicants should contact the course administrator for information regarding specific additional eligibility criteria including English language requirements.

A list of FAQs for International Applicants is available here.

Applicants must hold a BSc or equivalent in Diagnostic Radiography; have at least one year post-qualification experience with clinical experience working in the IR department. 

The following entry routes are available:

Grad Cert Interventional Imaging and Practice PT (X662)
1 Years
Part Time

* Courses will remain open until such time as all places have been filled, therefore early application is advised

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Should you have any difficulties in processing your application, please contact the course administrator (details below).