Graduate Certificate Radiology Information Systems & Picture Archiving and Communications Systems
- Designed by experts in the field with input from RSMs, vendors, IT, radiography and administration professionals.
- Course unique to Ireland and UK at graduate level.
- Caters for new and evolving clinical specialty.
- Accommodates professionals in full time employment through flexible course delivery.
Radiology Information Systems and Picture Archiving and Communications Systems are a fast developing aspect of medicine. These systems offer more efficient information management for data and images. They are increasingly relied upon for clinical conferences, and imaging terminals are now to be found in all locations within the hospital. The management of these systems is essential to ensure that their benefits are maximised and that patient data is controlled in a legislatively compliant manner.
Who Should Take This Course?
The course is targeted towards:
- Radiation therapists
- ICT professionals
- Personnel working with in or around the radiology information systems and picture archiving and communications systems of imaging departments
What Will I Learn?
Management of radiology information systems / picture archiving communication and communication systems (RIS/PACS) is essential to ensure that the benefits of both systems are maximised and to further ensure that patient data is controlled in a responsible and legislatively compliant way.
The first module acts as a primer for the system administration level of operation. It delivers advanced information on modern image acquisition, storage and display systems in radiology. RIS/PACS administration is explored, including current regulatory requirements. The second module aims to build on the RIS/PACS frontline skillsets, to develop specialised knowledge and understanding of the RIS/PACS manager role and to prepare the student for overall system management.
This will cover skill sets required through an entire project lifecycle from initial specification, system procurement, implementation & go-live management, service level agreement management and active staff & documentation management. The final module aims to build on the RIS/PACS I & II skill sets to apply specialised knowledge and understanding in a practical clinical context. It is particularly developed to infer professional competence in RIS/PACS administration in both an overall system management role and a frontline support role.