Below are answers to some frequently asked questions regarding the Online Standalone CPD modules provided by the Discipline of Radiation Therapy, but feel free to email us on PgradRT@tcd.ie for more information.


Why should I study online at Trinity College?

  • Earn a certificate of attendance with the same high academic excellence you can expect from a Trinity education.
  • Tailor your studies around your personal and professional commitments.
  • Learn from academic experts who are leaders in their disciplines.


Do I have to come to the Trinity campus in Ireland to do my module?

All of our online postgraduate courses are accessed in a place of your choosing. There is no requirement for you to come to the Trinity campus. We currently have students from all across the globe including Australia, the United States and Singapore.


What are the start dates for the online postgraduate CPD modules?

Our online CPD modules commence in September, December and March annually.


How much does it cost to do an online postgraduate CPD modules?

Please contact PGRADRT@tcd.ie for more information on the CPD module fees.


How are online CPD modules taught and assessed?

Trinity College uses a Virtual Learning Environment, Blackboard, which allows you to interact with lecturers and other students. All students attend weekly virtual tutorials where you will be able to see, hear and talk to lecturers.

This platform also helps you access live interactive discussions with lecturers, web resources such as videos, animations, wikis and quizzes, online discussion boards to learn with other students, case studies, and other activities designed to make an engaging and fulfilling online learning experience.

A number of methods can be used by lecturers when it comes to assessment. These can take the form of continuous assignments, group assignments, oral presentations, quizzes, reflective journals, as well as standard end of module essay assignments. Full details of the module assessment will be provided upon commencement of the module.


Do I have to have much experience with computers or online learning?

Our modules require a basic competency with computers. However, we don’t expect you to know how to use Blackboard before you start. Many of our students have never studied online before, and being motivated, self-disciplined and an independent learner are key skills.