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Ionising Radiation (Medical Exposure) Regulations

e-IRMER is an interactive online training resource supporting the training of NHS healthcare professionals in the Ionising Radiation (Medical Exposure) Regulations 2000 (amended 2006) (IR(ME)R).

Delivered in partnership by the Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine (IPEM) and HEE e-Learning for Healthcare (e-LfH), e-IRMER is a free training resource covering the following topics:

  • Interpretation of the regulations

  • The basic physics associated with ionising radiations

  • The risks associated with ionising radiations

  • The radio-biological effects of exposure to ionising radiations

  • The production of x-rays

  • The applications of ionising radiations for diagnostic x-ray imaging

  • The application of ionising radiations in nuclear medicine (New for 2016) 

  • Practical examples of the roles of duty holders

  • The application of ionising radiations for radiotherapy to follow 

  • Practical examples of how to reduce patients’ exposures to ionising radiations

e-IRMER provides easy access to learning materials, and through formative and summative assessments, allows the learner to both develop competence and demonstrate compliance with the regulatory requirements of the IR(ME)R. 

Approved by IPEM course accreditation panel on 5th December 2012.

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