Course Overview

The MSc/PDip in Multidisciplinary Radiology is a blended course. It is taught using traditional class-based educational activities and contemporary distance learning technologies. The course is multidisciplinary in nature, with a fully integrated clinical and radiological multidisciplinary approach to patient care both among faculty and learners. It is designed for health professionals who rely on imaging for decision making, or those for whom a radiology qualification may offer new career progression routes.

Students can take the programme to PgCert or PDip level, and it even offers limited access to stand-alone modules as CPD credits.
The modules are flexible and can be undertaken even if you do not live in Ireland. However, you will be required to travel to campus three to six times over two years to attend class-based components. We have designed the class-based modules in one-week blocks to make travelling arrangements easier.

To complete the course to MSc level, one core module and five optional modules out of eight must be passed, followed by a dissertation. Overall 90 ECTS (credits) required for Masters, 60 for PG Diploma.

  • Core module: basic Radiology sciences, including Radiological Anatomy, Physics, strengths and limitations of different modalities. (One-week taught component with six weeks’ self- directed learning activities before and after the module, normally late in October.)
  • Five optional clinical modules: each 10 ECTs equivalent. (One week taught component with six weeks’ self-directed learning activities before and after the module.)
  • Optional generic modules: with blended learning, primarily online. Each is 10 ECTs equivalent.
  • Dissertation: 30 ECTs equivalent dissertation to complete Master’s degree.

Applications and Selections

Applications are made online via The Postgraduate Applications Centre (PAC). Relevant PAC application code(s) above.

Who Teaches this Course

  • NUI Galway staff in basic and relevant clinical sciences including Radiologists and other clinicians in relevant disicplines to clinical modules.
  • Academic staff from other disicplines providing generic modules.
  • Guest lecturers and researchers from other universities , clinical and research institutions providing access to research/clinical facilities throughout the country.

Requirements and Assessment

Key Facts

Entry Requirements

To qualify for entry onto the course a minimum level of qualification and experience is required at MB, Bch, BAO or equivalent. Alternatively, a relevant BSc. H2.1 with evidence of relevant experience or certain future role.

Additional Requirements

Duration

1 year, full-time (MSc)
2 years, part-time (MSc)
1 year, full-time (PDip)
2 years, part-time (PDip)

Next start date

September 2017

A Level Grades ()

Average intake

18-24

Closing Date

 Please view the offer rounds website.

Next start date

September 2017

NFQ level

9

Mode of study

Taught

ECTS weighting

90 (MSc) | 60 (PDip)

Award

CAO

PAC code

GYM09, MSc, full-time
GYM10, MSc, part-time
GYM45, PDip, full-time
GYM46, PDip, part-time

Course Outline

Module title   

Form of assessment ECTS value

Basic Radiological sciences (core Module)

Assessment presentation & written assignment   10 ECTS 
Chest & Cardiovascular imaging (Optional Module) Assessment presentation & written assignment 10 ECTS 
Genitourinary & Breast Imaging (Optional Module) Assessment presentation & written assignment 10 ECTS 
Gastrointestinal & hepatobiliary imaging (Optional Module) Assessment presentation & written assignment 10 ECTS 
Muscloskelital imaging (Optional Module) Assessment presentation & written assignment 10 ECTS
Central Nervous system & Head & Neck imaging (Optional Module) Assessment presentation & written assignment 10 ECTS
Clinical Teaching (MMS112) (Optional Module) Assessment presentation & written assignment 10 ECTS
Research Methods (Optional Module) Assessment presentation & written assignment 10 ECTS
Medical informatics (MD503) (Optional Module) Assessment presentation & written assignment 10 ECTS
Research Methods (Optional Module) Assessment presentation & written assignment 10 ECTS
Dissertation   30 ECTS equilvalent

Why Choose This Course?

Career Opportunities

Graduates will find academic posts in radiology research and teaching. They will increase their competitiveness in applications to clinical radiology posts.
Graduates will provide greater opportunity to specialities with high dependence on imaging, such as Radiation Oncology, Orthopaedics, Vascular surgery, Interventional Oncology, Interventional Cardiology, and so on.

Who’s Suited to This Course

Learning Outcomes

Work Placement

Study Abroad

Related Student Organisations

Course Fees

Fees: EU

€6,750 p.a. 2016/17

Fees: Tuition

Fees: Student levy

Fees: Non EU

€13,750 p.a. 2016/17
GYM09 [1MRY1], MSc, full-time: EU Fee €6,750 p.a.
GYM10 [1MRY2], MSc, part-time: EU Fee €3,485 p.a.
GYM45 [1MRY3], PDip, full-time: EU Fee €4,500 p.a.
GYM46 [1MRY4], PDip, part-time: EU Fee €2,250 p.a.

Find out More

Professor Peter McCarthy | Dr Zuhair Ali
E: peter.mccarthy@nuigalway.ie | E: zuhair.ali@nuigalway.