IONISING RADIATION (MEDICAL EXPOSURE) REGULATIONS (IR(ME)R) TRAINING FOR HEALTH PRACTITIONERS

SHE Level 5
SCQF Credit Points 0.00
ECTS Credit Points 0.00
Module Code MMB824123
Module Leader Mandy Abbott
School School of Health and Life Sciences
Subject Diagnostic Imaging
Trimesters
  • A (September start)
  • B (January start)
  • C (May start)

Pre-Requisite Knowledge

HCPC or NMC registration

Summary of Content

This module is required purely to record the mandatory attendance at Ionising Radiation (Medical Exposure) Regulations (IR(ME)R) Training. This theoretical day course is aimed at health care professionals who are taking on the role of referrer in their practice and therefore require to underpin their practice with an understanding of IR(ME)R, the risks of ionising radiation & medico legal issues of role extension.

Syllabus

Biological risks of radiation & dose optimisation Referral guidelines, IR(ME)R regulations and implications on practice. Medico-legal implications of role extension. Accountability, protocols and referral procedure Uses of imaging of the lower limb in clinical practice Alternative imaging modalities including Computerized Tomography (CT) Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Nuclear medicine and ultrasound Patient positioning and radiographic techniques

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this training day, the student should be able to:1. Have an understanding of radiation physics, radiobiology and radiation risks2. Have knowledge of the principal components of the Ionising Radiations (Medical Exposure) Regulations 2000 including role of the referrer, practitioner and operator.

Teaching / Learning Strategy

Lectures, Group discussions, and Interactive presentations delivered on-line and face-to-face

Indicative Reading

Course hand-outs on: -360b7 Principles of Radiation Protection -360b7 Radiation Protection - Ionising Radiation Legislation

Transferrable Skills

This course will facilitate a wide range of transferrable skills, in particular: -360b7 developing knowledge and understanding in the context of a subject, which can be transferred within different contexts. b7 demonstrating critical thinking and problem solving skills in a range of situations. b7 Multidisciplinary approach to care.

Module Structure

Activity Total Hours
Lectures (PT) 5.00
Seminars (PT) 1.00

Assessment Methods

Component Duration Weighting Threshold Description
Course Work 01 n/a 100.00 45% Mandatory Attendance only.No coursework associated with this module.