Nurse/Midwife Authority to Refer for Radiological Procedures
Course Type: Micro-credential
Course Code: DPENM-ARRP-1M09
Next Intake: September annually
Closing date for applications: 23 August
Award: NFQ 9 Level Award & NMBI CAT I (Pending)
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
- 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
• 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 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
Documentation required to complete application
A downloadable Site Declaration Form Prescribing of Ionising Radiation signed by the Director of Nursing, Medical Practitioner/Clinical Supervisor and Head of Radiology (Consultant Radiologist)
A downloadable Clinical Audit Tool to cover Ionising Radiation signed by the Director of Nursing and the Medical Practitioner/Mentor.
All applicants whose first language is not English and who have not been educated through the medium of English must present one of the following qualifications in the English language:
IELTS (Academic version) and IELTS Indicator : Grade 6.5 overall with a minimum of grade of 6 in each category
TOEFL and TOEFL iBT Special Home Edition: 88 internet-based, 570 paper-based, 230 computer-based
- TOEFL: 88 internet-based, 570 paper-based, 230 computer-based
- University of Cambridge:
Proficiency Certificate, Grade C or better (CEFR Level C1 or C2)
Advanced Certificate, Grade C or better (CEFR Level C1 or C2)
- Pearson Test of English (Academic) - PTE Academic: a minimum score of 63 to be eligible (with no section score below 59)
- Duolingo English Test: minimum overall score of 110/160, dated since January 2020
- An award certificate with a minimum II.1 overall score from Trinity's Centre for English Language Learning and Teaching's Pre-Masters pathway programme. The Pre-Master’s Pathway Programme is an academic English course for international students with conditional offers for postgraduate study at Trinity. Passing the programme means you meet Trinity’s English language requirement and can progress to your postgraduate course without retaking IELTS or any other exam.
The Pre-Master’s Pathway Programme is an academic English course for international students with conditional offers for postgraduate study at Trinity. Passing the programme means you meet Trinity’s English language requirement and can progress to your postgraduate course without retaking IELTS or any other exam. Please click here for Pre-Masters pathway programme
Please also note that existing IELTS, TOEFL, Cambridge and PET scores up to three years old (rather than two) will be accepted for 2021/22 applications in light of test centre closures.
For further details on these English Language Proficiency Tests, please contact the appropriate organisation directly.
An applicant whose first language is not English but who has taken a degree through the medium of English may be eligible. However some courses may request applicants to present an English Language qualification under certain circumstances.