Graduate Certificate Paediatric Radiography

Course Features

  • This is currently the only 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 course has been designed specifically for radiographers, and delivers a combination of teaching and learning methods to suit full-time professional practitioners.

Who Should Take This Course?

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.

Course Description

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.

Am I Eligible for this Course?

  • 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

  • International applicants should contact the academic programme director for a full list of entry requirements.
  • A list of FAQs for international applicants is available here.

How/When Do I Apply?

How to Apply

  • Click on the link and follow the steps outlined. 
  • The “Application Type” is Graduate Taught Courses.
  • Fill in your personal details, and when asked about the “Programme Choice”, select Graduate Certificate in Paediatric Radiography (X582)
  • Next, enter details of any third level institutions you have attended and professional qualifications you have attained in the “Academic Background” section. 
  • Having paid the application fee and received an e-mail receipt, you must continue to complete the application process by pressing “submit”.
  • An e-mail confirming successful application will be sent to you within 24 hours. A detailed, step-by step guide to the online application process is available here.
  • You can track the status of your documentation online. Log in to your account & click on your submitted application. This will bring up an application summary. The application requirements are listed at the end of the summary.
  • If you have any problems or queries with the online application process, email: or telephone: + 353 1 716 1142 or 1476.

Course Fees

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Contact Us

Academic Programme Coordinator

Programme Administrator

Dr. Michaela Davis
School of Medicine & Medical Science
Health Sciences Centre
UCD Belfield
Dublin 4


Ms. Jennifer Grehan
School of Medicine & Medical Science
Health Sciences Centre
UCD Belfield
Dublin 4

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