Occasional Modules and CPD

UCD Diagnostic Imaging is the national centre of excellence in the delivery of education and training in diagnostic imaging. It offers Ireland's only nationally accredited undergraduate programme in radiography (details).

We offer a suite of specialist graduate education with options ranging for occasional modules for continuous professional development through to masters degree programmes. These programmes have: 

  • Modern, innovative curricula designed to meet current clinical needs and realities
  • In-depth modules designed and delivered by leading national experts
  • A blend of face-to-face teaching, online, distance learning and practical tutorials
  • MSc programmes that confer clinical competence

UCD Diagnostic Imaing also boasts a dynamic, clinically-relevant research portfolio that rival some of the largest international diagnostic imaging centres.

In addition to our extensive porfoloio of graduate taught and graduate research programmes, UCD Diagnostic Imaging also offers a selection of occasional modules which support continuous professional development and which can be used as a stepping stone to graduate certificate, diploma and masters level qualifications.

Cross Sectional Anatomy

This module will provide the student with a comprehensive knowledge of normal cross sectional human anatomy of the head, neck and trunk. The modalities of Computed Tomography (CT) and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) in particular will be used in correlation with cadaveric cross sections to acquaint students with normal and some abnormal anatomy as seen clinically. This module will be delivered mostly via electronic learning using online lectures, videos and electronic resources.

Intake: January and September annually

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DXA for Research

DXA for Research - Image

This is a fully online program using online lectures, videos and electronic resources, thus allowing flexibility of access for distance learning. Optional attendance of one session for practical training on a DXA scanner (if interest is shown by applicants) Accommodates researchers/professionals in full time employment through flexible e-learning environment.

Intake is scheduled annually from September – December, January – April and is open to all health care and associated professionals and researchers who use DXA on a regular basis.

For Application and Fee Information; please contact graduate.imaging@ucd.ie, Programme Administrator: Tel: + 353 1 716 6545.

For More Information: DXA for Research - Brochure

Safe CT CPD Module

CT now contributes the greatest proportion of radiation exposure to the general population from medical imaging and its use continues to grow. As CT technology constantly evolves and the number of applications expands, CT users need to be ever more conscious of radiation protection within the modality.

This CPD course details essential dose optimisation techniques so that you can put your patients welfare first. Learn how you can use diagnostic reference levels to identify excessive doses, ensure your practice is dose efficient, compare your local CT doses nationally and internationally, and learn from best practice techniques. 

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Sicurezza in TC (Corso ECM Online)

Al giorno d’ oggi la TC rappresenta la metodica diagnostica che piu’ di tutte le altre contribuisce ad esporre la popolazione alle radiazioni ionizzanti. Siccome la tecnologia in TC e’ in costante evoluzione cosi come il suo range di applicazioni cliniche i professionisti TC devono essere a conoscenza dei parametri e dispositivi disponibili al fine di ottimizzare la dose relativamente al quesito clinico da soddisfare.

Questo corso ECM descrive dettagliatamente differenti tecniche di ottimizzazione della dose in modo da considerare al primo posto la salute dei pazienti.

Questo corso sottolinea inoltre come utilizzare i livelli diagnostici di riferimento (LDR) in modo da identificare quando un livello di dose utilizzato sia eccessivo rispetto al requisito clinico da soddisfare ed infine compara i livelli di dose utilizzati nazionalmente ed internazionalmente.

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