Course Description

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

To equip nurses/midwives 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.

  • Risk Management
  • Evidence-based practice and clinical governance in relation to referring for medical radiological procedures
  • Legislation for nursing/midwifery referral for medical radiological procedures
  • Legal liability and clinical indemnity for referral for medical radiological procedures
  • Principles of ionising radiation
  • Radiation physics
  • Radiation biology
  • Imaging modalities
  • Dosimetry
  • Principles of the referral process for medical radiological procedures
  • Collaboration referral process with other Health Care Professionals
  • Principles of radiation protection
  • The justification process
  • Practical aspects of radiation protection in X-ray
  • Radiation protection during pregnancy
  • Radiation protection techniques
  • Writing and processing an x-ray request form
  • National and local health care providers’ guidelines, policies & protocols for referral for medical radiological procedures

Nursing & Midwifery – Courses – Trinity College Dublin (

CollegeTrinity College Dublin
Course LocationDublin
Location PostcodeDublin 2
Course CategoryNursing, Medicine & Healthcare
Awarding BodyTrinity College Dublin
Awarding Body Details5 ECTS
Course Start Date9th November 2021
Course Duration1 Semester
Course Fee€750 - €1,000
Entry Requirements• 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 Application Deadline: August 28th 2021 • Honours degree in a relevant discipline (however, relevant experience will also be taken into account- 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 This micro-credential will also run in January 2022
Course CodeDPENM-ARRP-1M09
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