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Paediatric Radiography

Course Features

This course is targeted towards radiographers currently involved in the everyday practice of paediatric radiography and interested in enhancing their learning in this area of imaging. Material is delivered either via a blended learning approach; a mix of online (providing a flexible approach to accommodate busy health care professionals and clinical site planning) and taught lectures, which will be delivered over four UCD based days or can be delivered wholly online for those unable to attend the taught days. Participants will be updated in advanced practice in paediatric radiography, delivered by experts in the field.

Course Overview

The radiography of paediatric patients forms a part of the daily workload of a huge proportion of radiographers worldwide. Some work in specialised paediatric environments and others accommodate this population alongside their adult patients. This unique graduate course is designed to meet the needs of both – offering practical considerations in order for radiographers to achieve the best possible standards of practice in this area.

Successful completion of the module will enable the student to:
Discuss and critically evaluate the appropriateness of a range of imaging techniques in both the clinical and sub speciality settings for paediatric patients.
Gather, analyse and critically evaluate information from a wide range of sources related to paediatric imaging.
Apply professional knowledge and problem solving abilities in relation to paediatric patient examination and care.
Justify the contribution of paediatric imaging in the overall management of the patient pathway.
Develop professional competencies by integrating clinical skills and specialist clinical knowledge with effective communication skills.

The course structure has been specifically designed to accommodate both students and employers through use of e-learning and reduced contact hours. This allows for greater flexibility and autonomous learning in order to maximise student engagement. The course can be taken as blended learning (with 4 on site days at UCD and online releases) or completely online.

All applicants must have a relevant health care qualification and have been working in their professional role for 12 months. Paediatric work must form some part of their workload.

Entry requirements

Students will be required to provide a signed declaration form from their Radiographic Services Manager or nominee, indicating agreement to provide the requisite access to the examination of paediatric patients in order to meet the required number of clinical hours during the course.

Additionally applicants should normally possess at least one year post-qualification experience as a Radiographer if registering for the Graduate Certificate programme.

In addition students must have access to paediatric patients during their normal working environment for the duration of the course.

International applicants should contact the academic programme director for a full list of entry requirements.


1 year part-time

Further enquiries

Academic Programme Director

Ms Jennifer Grehan

UCD Diagnostic Imaging
UCD School of Medicine
Health Sciences Centre
UCD Belfield
Dublin 4

Programme Administrator
UCD Diagnostic Imaging Programme Office
Health Sciences Centre
UCD Belfield
Dublin 4
T: + 353 1 716 6545
F: + 353 1 716 6547

Enrolment and start dates

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

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