Professional Certificate RIS PACS Management

Professional Certificate Radiology Information System & Picture Archiving and Communications Systems Management

Course Features

  • 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.

Course Overview

This is a 10 (ECTS) credit Professional Certificate Radiology Information System & Picture Archiving and Communications Systems Management programme consisting of one modules, RDGY40850 RIS/PACS Management I.

Who Should Take This Course?

The course is targeted towards radiographers, radiation therapists, information communication technology (ICT) professionals and personnel working within or around the radiology information systems and picture archiving and communications systems of an imaging department.

What Will I Learn?

Course Description

Patient Data

Management of RIS/PACS systems is essential to ensure that their benefits are maximised and patient data is controlled in a responsible and legislatively compliant way.


The module (RIS/PACS I) acts as a primer for the frontline system administration level of operation and runs in the September to December semester. It delivers advanced information on modern image acquisition, storage and display systems in radiology. RIS/PACS administration is explored, including current regulatory requirements.

Am I Eligible For This Course?

Entry Requirements

  • Candidates should possess an appropriate undergraduate degree qualification or equivalent. 
  • Radiographers, radiation therapists must have a BSc Radiography, radiation therapy, therapeutic radiography, Diploma of the College of Radiographers (London) or equivalent AND with access to a clinical site with a RIS/PACS system.
  • ICT professionals must have a primary degree in ICT and/or clinical experience of working in the subject area AND with access to a clinical site with a RIS/PACS system.

International Applicants

Essential Requirements

International applicants must:

  • Hold a BSc (Honours) or equivalent in Diagnostic Radiography.
  • Have attained a minimum score of 7.0 in IELTS (a minimum of 6 in each band) or 600 in TOEFL (250+ computer-based; 100+ iTB score; with test of written English at 475+). All test results must be less than 2 years old. This is necessary to ensure that prospective students can manage the programme’s academic workload and communicate effectively within the clinical placement environment.
  • Have system administrator level access to a clinical RIS/PACS system and provide documented evidence supporting this.
  • Provide a clinical reference contact to support your commitment to and ability to undertake this course.

A list of FAQs for international applicants is available here.

Information on studying at UCD as international students is available here

Course Fees

Contact Us

Programme Administrator

Diagnostic Imaging Programme Office
Health Sciences Centre
UCD Belfield
Dublin 4

T: + 353 1 716 6545
F:  + 353 1 716 6547

About UCD Radiography & Diagnostic Imaging

UCD is an internationally recognised centre of excellence for Radiography and Diagnostic Imaging. The UCD Radiography & Diagnostic Imaging group offers an extensive portfolio of graduate taught courses, which cater to a diverse range of healthcare professionals.
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