What is involved in the UCD Intern Training Programme?

Intern Teaching

UCD interns attend a comprehensive teaching schedule at the two main teaching hospitals and peripherial UCD hospital sites with an emphasis on basic practical skills and knowledge; increasing and updating knowledge on common medical diseases and advanced practical knowledge and skills case-based review. Weekly case-based presentation sessions with Self Directed Learning utilising the SNAPPS model and moderated Case Discussion. Lunchtime intern teaching is protected and supported by our UCD academic community. Interns are invited to attend grand rounds, MDT and journal clubs during their rotations.

Prescribing Safety Test

All UCD interns are required to complete a Prescribing Safety Test, this is a pre-formatted online exam and on successful completion is awarded with a PSA certification

Radiation Safety Module

UCD Radiography & Diagnostic Imaging haS designed a unique Radiation Safety module for the UCD Intern Network. The course content, which is informed by the ICRP Education and Training in Radiological Protection for Diagnostic and Interventional Procedures, aims to introduce Interns to the fundamental principles of radiation safety and their practical application in medicine.

Topics covered:

1. Fundamental concepts of radiation and radiation dose

2. Biological effects of radiation

3. Legal and regulatory issues in radiation protection

4. Occupational and patient protection

5. Radiation protection for paediatrics and in pregnancy

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Radiography & Diagnostic Imaging at UCD