The Professional Certificate Referring for Radiological Procedures provides the Registered Nurse with the requisite knowledge, skill, and competence to refer for radiological procedures safely and effectively in accordance with legal and professional regulatory frameworks and standards. This is a 10 ECTS* credit, level 8 NFQ** special purpose award. There are three programme options:
These programmes are delivered by lecturers from the UCD School of Medicine - Department of Radiography and Diagnostic Imaging in collaboration with UCD School of Nursing, Midwifery & Health Systems
Prior to applying to UCD:
The Office of the Nursing and Midwifery Services Director HSE funds all registered nurses employed in the HSE to undertake this education programme.
You may also be interested in viewing the University Certificate Prescribing Medicinal Products and Referring for Radiological Procedures which combines two programmes into one (i.e. the 'Prescribing Medicinal Products' and the 'Referring for Radiological Procedures').
* ECTS - European Credit Transfer System
** NFQ - National Framework of Qualifications
Applicants must be currently registered in a division of the NMBI Register for the following progamme options:
It is recommended that applicants have the equivalent of a minimum of one-year post-registration experience.
At the end of this programme you will be able to:
September – December (Autumn Trimester)
Autumn Trimester (Sept. - Dec.)
Module: Referring for Radiological Procedures’ (options Adult or Children or Adult and Children)
These modules comprise both theory and clinical components. Theoretical content is delivered online over a two day period in week one. All online lectures are live (i.e. synchronous). Lecture Timetable*:
Clinical exposure consists of no less than 100 hours. Clinical instruction comprises 10 episodes of referral for medical radiological procedures, documented and recorded as a demonstration of competence under the supervision of a medical mentor practitioner. All candidates must be working in the area where the clinical practicum will occur for the duration of the programme.
Applicants are required to:
Applications are made online through UCD Applications.
Please note: All applicants are required to pay a €50 application fee. Your application cannot be processed fully unless the application fee has been paid.
Funded Students: Employees of Health Services Executive Voluntary and Statutory Services
If your Director of Nursing supports your application, and if you are an employee of the Health Services Executive Voluntary and Statutory Services, then the HSE will fund you to undertake this education programme. Please note, funded applicants must pay the €50 application fee. Your application cannot be processed fully unless the application fee has been paid.
The fees for the Professional Certificate Referring for Radiological Procedure programme can be found at the links below. Search using your major code (the four-digit code beginning with ‘X’ which can be found in the key information box on the right-hand side of this page).
· EU Fees
All applicants are required to pay the €50 application fee. Your application cannot be processed fully unless the application fee has been paid. Further information about fees is available on the UCD Fees website. If you have any query about your fees, please contact email@example.com
Please note: UCD fees are subject to change annually. The fees shown include the student centre levy which must be paid by all students