The MSc Computed Tomography (CT) course is aimed at radiographers working in clinical CT. It has been developed to encompass contemporary technological advances in CT and to provide a platform for discussion of clinical and evidence-based CT practice.
The course aims to foster the individual, personal and professional development of the postgraduate radiographer, in order to achieve a high level of competence in CT scanning. It endeavours to cultivate a critically questioning approach to CT practice and fosters the necessary skills to apply knowledge in relation to complex decision-making. It also encourages radiographers to advance research in the field of CT
Applicants must have at least one year’s post-qualification experience in diagnostic radiography and must have at least three months experience in CT before commencing the course. Successful applicants must be working in a CT department for the duration of the course. The MSc CT builds on the skills gained during the Graduate Diploma in CT, focusing on advanced CT applications, research and state-of the-art technological developments.
The MSc CT leads to a UCD Level 4 award (equivalent to NQAI Level 9) and takes sixteen months to complete. It is delivered in five modules: two technology modules, two professional practice modules and one advanced CT Imaging module. The technology and professional practice modules are shared with the Graduate Diploma in CT.
Developments in CT scanning have opened up new clinical applications and have led to improvements in the diagnosis of disease. The MSc CT builds on appropriate existing clinical practice skills to enable radiographers to become specialists in CT imaging. This course confers clinical competence and thus there is an emphasis on the development of clinical skills and integration of theory and practice. During the course, students must undertake a minimum of 925 clinical hours under the guidance of a named clinical supervisor to gain the necessary specialist clinical skills in CT scanning.
The Technology of CT modules encompass the physical theories and technological principles underlying CT, image processing, quality control, equipment management and radiation protection thus encouraging a safer and broader spectrum of clinical operation.
The Professional Practice of CT modules encompass clinical practice, clinical placement hours, scanning protocols, optimisation of practice and facility management. This module aims to facilitate the integration of theoretical concepts and professional clinical practice in order to consolidate the learning process.
The Advanced CT Imaging module enables refinement of professional competencies in CT through the integration of advanced theoretical knowledge, evidence based practice and high level clinical practice skills. This module facilitates the integration of theory and practice in relation to advanced clinical applications and aims to facilitate the development of generic skills such as advanced leadership and teamwork skills; self- directed learning and applied research in the student.
International applicants must:
The clinical hour declaration forms are to be submitted by all applicants who have organised clinical placement in a CT department for the duration of the programme.The University will organise completion of this form for the international applicants.
Closing Date for receipt of applications is Friday, 18th August 2023.
Academic Programme Director
Ms. Edel ThomasSchool of Medicine
Health Sciences Centre
T: + 353 1 716 6533
Diagnostic Imaging Programme Office
Health Sciences Centre
T: + 353 1 716 6545
F: + 353 1 716 6547