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Paediatric Radiography

Course Features
This is currently the only Post Graduate Certificate in Paediatric Radiography available in the Republic of Ireland or the UK.

It is unique in the combination of modules offered in areas of Paediatric Imaging, Child Protection and Non Accidental Injury.

Delivers specialist skillset for provision of competent, confident and successful paediatric imaging.

Course Overview
This new course is the latest addition to the UCD Diagnostic Imaging professional training portfolio. It has been designed specifically for radiographers, and delivers a combination of teaching and learning methods to suit full-time professional practitioners.

The Graduate Certificate programme is designed for radiographers* who wish to provide high quality healthcare by deepening and extending their knowledge and expertise in the field of paediatric imaging. Applicants should normally possess at least one year post-qualification experience. Additionally students must have access to paediatric patients during their normal working environment for the duration of the course.

*The “Child Protection” module will be open to all suitably qualified healthcare professionals and is not exclusive to radiographers.

This 30 credit programme leads to a certificate in Paediatric Radiography. The course aims to equip health care professionals with the relevant skills and knowledge that will enable them to understand the varied indications in Paediatric Radiography and associated interventions, as well as developing specialised knowledge and understanding of the child protection system and their role within it.

This course has been designed to provide both theoretical and practical training with a significant emphasis on clinical experience. Participants will be required to gain the majority of their clinical experience in their own hospital, which will allow them to negotiate the most suitable arrangements within each individual workplace.

How/Where Do I Learn?
The Course is divided up into three modules; one 15 credit module in Paediatric Imaging, one 10 credit module in Child Protection within the Clinical Environment and one 5 credit module in Non-Accidental Injury.

Throughout these modules students will profit from a blended learning approach integrating class discussions, lecture attendance, student presentations, image appraisal tutorials, practical tasks, e-Learning activities together with self-directed learning. 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.

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.

Duration

1 year part-time

Further enquiries

Academic Programme Coordinator
Dr. Michaela Davis
School of Medicine & Medical Science
Health Sciences Centre
UCD Belfield
Dublin 4
E: michaela.davis@ucd.ie

or

Ms. Jennifer Grehan
School of Medicine & Medical Science
Health Sciences Centre
UCD Belfield
Dublin 4
E: jennifer.grehan@ucd.ie

Programme Administrator
Diagnostic Imaging Programme Office
Health Sciences Centre
UCD Belfield
Dublin 4
T: + 353 1 716 6545
F: + 353 1 716 6547
E: graduate.imaging@ucd.ie

Application date

Enrolment and start dates

Next Intake: September. annually

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

Remember to mention gradireland when contacting institutions!