Course Description

Micro-credential - Nurse/Midwife Authority to Refer for Radiological Procedures

This micro-credential expands the nurse/midwife’s scope of practice to include radiological referral and allows them to practice at the top of their licence in meeting service needs. 

Through this micro-credential, nurses/midwives can be equipped with the necessary knowledge, skills, attitudes, and competencies to refer persons for radiological and other imaging procedures safely and within the practitioner’s scope of practice. 

The topics of this micro-credential include: 

  • Evidence-based practice and clinical governance in relation to referring for medical radiological procedures. 
  • Principles of the referral process for medical radiological procedures. 
  • Collaboration referral process with other health care professionals. 
  • National and local health care providers’ guidelines, policies, and protocols for referral for medical radiological procedures. 

On successful completion of this micro-credential, learners will be able to:  

  • Demonstrate a systematic understanding of the regulatory framework associated with the referral of persons for medical radiological procedures. 
  • Utilise evidence-based knowledge, skill and competence in the holistic assessment and care of a person in the referral for medical radiological procedures. 
  • Apply expert skills in decision-making in relation to the referral of persons for appropriate medical radiological procedures. 
  • Demonstrate an understanding of medical radiological procedures and other imaging procedures and their implications for a person’s safety. 
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the role of the multidisciplinary team and effective communication processes involved in safe nurse/midwife authority to refer persons for medical radiological procedures. 
  • Understand the justification process and the principles of radiation protection of the person and staff. 

HCI Pillar 3 Learner Fee Subsidy: Candidates who meet the eligibility criteria may qualify for a 50% fee subsidy, subject to the availability of subsidized places. The fee subsidy for eligible Non-EU learners may vary.

For eligibility details, please refer to the Eligibility Criteria.

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CollegeTrinity College Dublin
Course LocationDublin
Location PostcodeDublin 2
Course CategoryNursing, Medicine & Healthcare
Course TypeMicro-credential
Awarding BodyTrinity College Dublin
Awarding Body Details5 ECTS
Course Start Date4th November 2024
Course Duration8 weeks
Course Time• This micro-credential is taught using a blended learning approach - 3 days in person, and 2 days online and offers a learning experience that is both structured and flexible. • Lectures will be co-streamed and delivered on designated days to facilitate attendance by MC learners. Online lectures will be available for students to access live or as pre-recorded sessions. Online resources for directed learning will be available to learners to facilitate flexibility and increase access. • Clinical mentorship supports the development of competency in practice, and assessment for the micro-credential.
Course Fee€770 - €1,040
Entry RequirementsApplication Deadline: August 26th, 2024 • Minimum of one year’s professional registration with Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland and experience. • Currently work in an area where nurse/midwife authority to refer for radiological procedures is supported. • Honours degree in a relevant discipline (however, relevant experience will also be considered which must include- evidence of completion of Physical Health assessment module previously and/or of previous hospital/locally provided in-house education related to the practice of referring for radiological procedures accompanied by practice for minimum of 3 years). • Satisfy the selection panel. • CV & Transcript. • NMBI Registration(copy). • Site Declaration form and Site Audit form. • Garda Vetting.
Course CodeDPENM-ARRP-1M09
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