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DN410
Radiography

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Undergraduate awards typically reflect three to five years of study after secondary school and include Ordinary (Level 7) and Honours Bachelor Degrees and Higher Diplomas (Level 8's).

Undergraduate awards may be achieved directly or through a series of progression steps. Learners may choose to progress upwards from a Level 5 to a Level 6, Level 7 and finally a Level 8.

Undergraduate awards are awarded by the QQI, HEA or Higher Education Institutes.

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3rd level Graduates are qualified for a wide range of occupations, and their education prepares them for roles involving specific skills, and for coordinating, supervising, managing, or training others. Examples include accountants, sales managers, computer programmers, teachers, chemists, environmental engineers, criminal investigators, and financial analysts.

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Medical radiography is the use of X-rays to view inside the human body. If you are interested in science and want to use your knowledge to care for people this may be the degree for you. 

Radiographers assist in the diagnosis and treatment of disease, which calls for considerable technological and scientific expertise.

This course covers all aspects of imaging, including x-ray techniques, ultrasound, radionuclide imaging and magnetic resonance. In addition, students gain extensive clinical experience in hospitals around Dublin.


Diagnostic Radiography at UCD

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Throughout their studies students spend time in a variety of teaching hospitals gaining hands-on experience in refining their professional skills. Fourth year students have the option of an Erasmus study period abroad in a partner institution. 

As Diagnostic Imaging is a growth area in Ireland there are many career opportunities for graduates working as radiographers, in hospitals or as applications or sales specialists.

Many graduates pursue further studies in research or go on to develop specialist clinical skills.



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