Quality & Accreditation

Internal Quality Assurance

The School is committed to delivering the highest standards of teaching and research through the application of the University’s Quality Improvement Process and through external accreditation by professional bodies.

Through systematic evaluation of our activities, we consult with our stakeholders, students, and staff, identifying and sharing best practice across our teaching and research programmes.  Our approach to quality is further informed and augmented by regular review processes conducted within UCD, and also by external professional bodies.  These internal and external review processes are fundamental to our quality strategy, and we value and act on the comments made during such reviews.

 

External Accreditation

Our aim is to integrate quality considerations in all aspects of teaching and research and to work closely with our clinical and academic colleagues and professional bodies to achieve a comprehensive, forward-looking Quality Plan. 

Accreditation of programmes follows a robust review of curriculum content and delivery by professional, pretigious bodies. 

Medicine Programmes 

Our Medicine programmes are accredited by the Irish Medical Council 

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Radiography & Diagnostic Imaging Programmes 

Our Radiography and Diagnostic Imaging programmes are accredited by the Irish Institute of Radiography and Radiation Therapy and CORU (Regulating Health & Social Care Professionals). The School’s MSc Ultrasound Programme and Graduate Certificate in Fertility Ultrasound have is accredited by CASE (Consortium for the Accreditation of Sonographic Education)

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Centre for Emergency Medical Science (CEMS) Programmes

Our Graduate Diploma in Emergency Medical Science is accredited by the Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council (PHECC)

Our CPR Courses are accreditated by the Irish Heart Foundation

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Psychotherapy Programmes

The minimum four-year MSc in Systemic Psychotherapy accredited by Family Therapy Association of Ireland (FTAI) a constituent member of the Irish Council for Psychotherapy (ICP), which is  a member of the European Association for Psychotherapy (EAP)

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The two-year MSc in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy combined with a post-MSc component of training delivered by School of Psychotherapy St Vincent's University Hospital

The School of Psychotherapy at St. Vincent's University Hospital combines to be a minimum four-year Specific Modality Training (SMT) in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy and is accredited by Association of Psychoanalysis & Psychotherapy (APPI) a constituent member of Psychoanalytic Section of the Irish Council for Psychotherapy (ICP), which is  a member of the European Association for Psychotherapy (EAP).

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The two-year MSc in Group Analytic Psychotherapy is a component of the minimum seven-year training in Group Analysis delivered by UCD School of Medicine and The School of Psychotherapy at St. Vincent's University Hospital. This training as a Group Analyst is accredited by the Irish Group Analytic Society (IGAS) , a constituent member of Psychoanalytic Section of the Irish Council for Psychotherapy (ICP), which is  a member of the European Association for Psychotherapy (EAP). The School of Psychotherapy at St. Vincent's University Hospital is a member of the European Group Analytic Training Network (EGATIN)   

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