Diagnostic Radiography

Course Description
The MSc in Diagnostic Radiography is aimed at graduates with a science or healthcare related undergraduate degree that wish to pursue a career in diagnostic radiography. The course is an accelerated programme of study, delivered over two years and comprises 120 credits of taught components and a dissertation.

The course is designed to provide high quality academic education and practical training to enable graduates to practice safely and independently as diagnostic radiographers. The programme will equip diagnostic radiography graduates with the necessary technical and professional skills required to meet the demands of a constantly evolving profession.

Introduction:
This course is offered by the School of Medicine and is aimed at graduates with a science or healthcare related undergraduate degree that wish to pursue a career in diagnostic radiography. The MSc in Diagnostic Radiography course is designed to provide high quality academic education and practical training to enable graduates to practice safely and independently as diagnostic radiographers. The programme will equip diagnostic radiography graduates with the necessary technical and professional skills required to meet the demands of a constantly evolving profession.

Entry requirements

Admission Requirements:

The entry requirement for the course is at graduate level. Prospective students will be graduates with a science or healthcare related undergraduate degree (minimum 2:1 level degree). Graduates from other disciplines may also be considered.

Other applications may be considered in exceptional circumstances based on workplace experience. Applications for admission to the course will be made online. Short-listed applicants will be invited for interview.

Applicants will be scored at interview on the basis of:

Motivation

Communication Skills

Academic achievements (including qualifications and research)

Knowledge of Diagnostic Radiography

(Applicants are strongly recommended to visit a Radiology Department prior to interview)

Students will be required to undergo Garda Vetting, see https://www.tcd.ie/students/orientation/undergraduates/garda-vetting.php for further details.

Subjects taught

Course Structure

The MSc in Diagnostic Radiography comprises of 13 core modules amounting to a total credit weighting of 120 ECTS:

Year 1 -
1. Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology for Medical Imaging (5 ECTS)
2. Clinical Radiography (10ECTS)
3. Science for Medical Imaging (10ECTS)
4. Radiographic Technology and Digital Imaging (5 ECTS)
5. Image Interpretation (5 ECTS)
6. Patient Care Skills and Introduction to Human Sciences (5 ECTS)
7. Clinical Placement 1 (10 ECTS)
8. Clinical Placement 2 (10 ECTS)

Year 2 -
9. Specialised Radiographic Imaging (10ECTS)
10. Internship in a Specialised Imaging Modality (5 ECTS)
11. Leadership and Quality in Diagnostic Radiography (5 ECTS)
12. Research Dissertation (30 ECTS)
13. Clinical Placement 3(10 ECTS)

Duration

2 years full-time

The MSc in Diagnostic Radiography is an accelerated programme of study, delivered over two years (September – September). Course attendance will comprise separate lectures blocks and clinical placement blocks. As this is an accelerated programme, students will break for 2 weeks at Christmas and for 3 weeks over the summer. Lecture blocks will be mainly covered during September to June with some clinical placement blocks. Students will spend the majority of the summer period in clinical placement, developing the required practical radiography skills.

More details
  • Qualification letters

    M.Sc.

  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Full time,Daytime

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