This new course is the latest addition to the UCD Diagnostic Imaging professional training portfolio. It has been designed specifically for health and social care professionals with the relevant skills and knowledge that will enable them to understand the varied presentations of non-accidental injury. This programme delivers a combination of teaching and learning methods to suit full-time professional practitioners.
Knowledge and Understanding
- Demonstrate a detailed professional knowledge from a professional’s perspective of their role relating to Non Accidental Injury in paediatric patients.
- Debate current research and practice within a forensic setting, highlighting the value of each professional’s contribution.
- Demonstrate detailed knowledge of the roles of other professionals and the impact this may have on the radiographer when imaging paediatric patients with suspected Non Accidental Injury.
Applying Knowledge and Understanding:
- Demonstrate a detailed professional knowledge from a professional’s perspective of the legal concepts and processes that underpin factors associated with Non Accidental Injury.
- Apply current research and practice within a forensic setting in relation to paediatric examination and care.
- Demonstrate an ability to recognise the psychological and physical capabilities of patients presenting with suspected Non Accidental Injuries and the importance of appropriate response strategies to their individual needs.
- Critically reflect upon their own current practice and their role in a forensic setting.
- Critically evaluate their ability to handle multifaceted issues in which judgments are made whilst reflecting upon the wider professional issues and the responsibilities of their role as a professional within this area.
Communication and Writing Skills:
- Develop professional competencies by integrating clinical skills with theoretical clinical knowledge to enhance their applied research and communication skills within the topic area and the material explored.
- Demonstrate an ability to source and critically analyse relevant literature.