Medicine - Interventional Imaging & Practice

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.

Vision & Values Statement
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 facilitate change within the context of service provision and patient outcome.

Subjects taught

Stage 4 - Core
• Radiation Safety - RDGY40900
• Patient Care and Interventional Procedures - RDGY41250
• Technology of Interventional Radiology - RDGY41260
• Advanced Cross Sectional Anatomy - RDGY41720

Entry requirements

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.

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

Application dates

The following entry routes are available:
Grad Cert Interventional Imaging and Practice PT (X662)
Deadline: Rolling*

* 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).

Who should apply?
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.


1 year part-time
Mode of delivery: Face-to-Face

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  • Qualifications

    Minor Certificate (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Part time

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