The M.Sc. in Medical Imaging is offered by the Department of Clinical Medicine. Students on the M.Sc. pursue a particular strand - Computed Tomography, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Nuclear Medicine, or Radiation Safety and Interventional Radiography. The practical clinical experience required in each strand of the programme 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.
Is This Course For Me?
This course is designed to train and qualify Radiographers in the practice of either Nuclear Medicine, Radiation Safety and Interventional Radiography, Magnetic Resonance Imaging or Computed Tomography.
This course allows qualified radiographers to gain a comprehensive knowledge jn medical imaging and advance graduates’ career prospects both in terms of promotion eligibility and post-graduation training.
The M.Sc. in Medical Imaging is delivered part-time over 12 continuous months, with lectures every Friday. The taught component of the course (worth 60 ECTS) runs from September-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- August, students eligible to proceed to Masters level programme 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.
The M.Sc. course consists of taught modules (60 ECTS) and a research project culminataing in a witten thesis (30 ECTS).
The M.Sc. in Medical Imaging incorporates 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 relevant medical imaging department, an Interventional Radology Department, a Magnetic Resonance Imaging Department or a Computed Tomography Deparmtent, as appropriate for the strand on which the student has enrolled.
The core modules for all strands include: Medico-Legal Aspects and Ethics, Risk Management and Clinical Audit; and Clinical Practice.
Mandatory modules in the Nuclear Medicine strand are: Physics and Instrumentation, and Computer Technology, Radiation Protection and Quality Control; Clinical Applications of Nuclear Medicine and Hybrid Imaging; Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology applied to Nuclear Medicine; and Radiopharmacy.
Mandatory modules in the Magnetic Resonance Imaging strand are: Physics, Instrumentation and Computer Technology of MRI; MR Imaging Techniques and Protocols, Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology I; MR Imaging Techniques and Protocols, Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology II; and Safety and QA in MR.
Mandatory modules in the Radiation Safety and Interventional Radiography strand are: Practical Aspects of Radiation Protection and Radiation Protection Legislation; Physics, Instrumentation and Computer Technology; Quality Management and Quality Control; Interventional Imaging Techniques and Protocols, Anatomy, and Physiology and Pathology.
Mandatory modules in the Computed Tomography strand are: Physics, Instrumentation and Computer Technology of CT; CT Imaging Techniques and Protocols, Anatomy and Pathology I; CT Imaging Techniques and Protocols, Anatomy and Pathology II; and Radiation Protection and QA in CT.
All students proceeding to the dissertation component will also take the Research Methods and Dissertation module and a thesis of 20,000 words.
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Dr. Suzanne Dennan
31st July 2024
Applications will be accepted from those who:
- Hold a B.Sc. in Radiography or an equivalent qualification in Radiography from a reputable university.
- 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.
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