Taught course

Medical Imaging

Institution
Trinity College Dublin - the University of Dublin · School of Medicine
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

Applications will be accepted from those who:

  • Hold a BSc in in Radiography or an equivalent qualification in Radiography
  • Have access to a clinical placement in a Radiology Department. Candidates will not be accepted onto the course unless they have a clinical placement
  • Otherwise satisfy the course admission committee that they have the ability to complete and benefit from the course

Months of entry

September

Course content

The M.Sc. in Medical Imaging is offered by the Department of Clinical Medicine and is designed for qualified radiographers. Students on the M.Sc. pursue a particular strand – Computed Tomography, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Nuclear Medicine or Radiation Safety and Interventional Radiography. In addition, a number of core common modules will be taken.

The M.Sc. in Medical Imaging is delivered over 12 continuous months, with lectures every Friday. Students are also required to spend a minimum of 15 hours per week undertaking a clinical placement in a Computed Tomography, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Nuclear Medicine or Radiography Department, for the duration of the course. This placement is a central part of the course and all applicants must have access to a placement. The taught component of the course runs from late September to May. At this stage, students who have successfully completed the taught component may opt to exit the programme with a Postgraduate Diploma in Medical Imaging. From May to August, students eligible to proceed to M.Sc. level will undertake an independent research project presented in the form of a dissertation. Successful completion of the research component of the programme leads to the award of M.Sc. in Medical Imaging.

Course Aims

The main aim of the course is to train and qualify Radiographers in the practice of either Nuclear Medicine, Radiation Safety and Interventional Radiography, Magnetic Resonance Imaging or Computed Tomography. The practical clinical experience required in each strand of the M.Sc. will be gained in the student’s own department. The Nuclear Medicine strand is designed to give a solid academic base in the understanding of the safe use and management of isotopes, and a high level of practical experience in Nuclear Medicine imaging techniques. The Radiation Safety and Interventional Radiography strand aims to provide a solid academic background in the legislative framework governing radiation protection and a high level of practical experience in clinical Interventional Radiography. The Magnetic Resonance Imaging strand is designed to give a solid academic basis in the understanding of MR imaging, and a high level of practical experience in MRI techniques and in the safe use of MR imaging and associated equipment. The Computed Tomography strand is designed to give a solid academic basis in the understanding of Computed Tomography, and a high level of practical experience in Computed Tomography techniques and in the safe use of Computed Tomography imaging and associated equipment. The research methods and dissertation element of the course is designed to develop the student’s research skills.

Course Structure

The M.Sc. in Medical Imaging will incorporate both taught and practical components, with the taught component forming a substantial part. It is a course requirement that the student must spend a minimum of 15 hours per week on clinical placement in either a Nuclear Medicine Department, an Interventional Radiology Department, a Magnetic Resonance Imaging Department or a Computed Tomography Department, as appropriate for the strand on which the student has enrolled.

The M.Sc. course consists of taught modules (60 ECTS) and a research project culminating in a written thesis of 20,000 words (30 ECTS).

Fees and funding

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Qualification and course duration

MSc

part time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Brendan McCoubrey
Email
gradapps.hs@tcd.ie
Phone
+353-1-896 4209