Professional Diploma RIS PACS Management

Professional Diploma 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 20 (ECTS) credit Professional Diploma Radiology Information System & Picture Archiving and Communications Systems Management programme consisting of two modules, RDGY40850 RIS/PACS Management I & RDGY40800 RIS/PACS Management.

The programme has an exit strategy if required, whereby a student can exit with a 10 (ECTS) credit Professional Certificate Radiology Information System & Picture Archiving and Communications Systems Management.

The programme will also facilitate returning Professional Certificate Radiology Information System & Picture Archiving and Communications Systems Management students who wish to progress to the Professional Diploma Radiology Information System & Picture Archiving and Communications Systems Management.

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.

Modules

The first 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.

The second module (RIS/PACS II) runs in the January to May semester and 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.

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 ADMINISTRATOR LEVEL 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 ADMINISTRATOR LEVEL access to a clinical site with a RIS/PACS system.

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
E: graduate.imaging@ucd.ie

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.