The College of Medicine and Health, UCC today announced details of the highly anticipated launch for the MSc Diagnostic Radiography programme. This is a 2 year full-time taught clinical Masters programme which commenced in September, 2018 within the School of Clinical Therapies, with a student intake of 15 students.
The development of this programme has been driven by a regional and national shortage of Radiographers both in the public and private sector. The South/South West Hospital Group (SSWHG) has acknowledged the difficulty in resourcing qualified radiographers in this region and fully supports the development of an MSc Radiography programme in UCC as a means to strategically address this ongoing challenge to the delivery of radiography services in Ireland. It has committed to sponsoring 15 radiography students for each of the 2 years of the programme (Programme 2018 – 2020) with a further commitment to issuing each graduate student with a 2 year graduate contract to work with the HSE SSWHG post-graduation. This model of partnership will ensure a joined-up approach in the development of the proposed programme and a further embedding of the academic and healthcare partnership of UCC and the HSE SSWHG.
It is intended that the programme will be accredited by CORU, the Ireland’s multi profession Health Regulator and work is underway in this regard. Recruitment is already underway for the 2019/2021 student intake.
Head of School of Clinical Therapies, UCC, Professor Jeanne Jackson, today commented;
‘’It is an extremely exciting time for the development of Radiography in the southern region and an opportunity for University College Cork to become a centre of excellence for Radiography education, equipping its students with the clinical and research skills and professional attributes required to work and develop as competent clinicians, researchers and agents for change within the evolving healthcare environment’’
About Programme Launch Event
The MSc Diagnostic Radiography Programme will take place on Wednesday April 3rd at 2.30p.m. in Brookfield, UCC with a number of high profile attendees including the Lord Mayor Mick Flynn, UCC President Patrick G O’Shea and guest speaker Adrian Dixon. A photocall will take place at 2p.m. in advance of the event.