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Ionising radiation is used every day in hospitals around the world to perform diagnostic imaging procedures. Increasingly, therapeutic treatments are also available using interventional radiology.

The most common forms of radiation used in ionising medicine are x-rays and computed tomography (CT). Personnel using these technologies are trained to use the minimum amount of radiation necessary for the procedure.

This course will enhance your knowledge of protection, help you understand the responsibilities and reduce potential harmful effects of radiation.


One module and a ten question exam.

Learning outcomes

  • Demonstrate understanding of different means of ionising radiation for medical diagnosis and treatment
  • Understand the structure for radiation protection and dose limitations
  • Describe the ‘as low as reasonably achievable’ (ALARA) principle
  • Demonstrate understanding of different harmful effects
  • Describe the principles that govern and reduce harmful effects
  • Identify responsibilities to the unborn child
  • Determine employers’ responsibilities
  • Highlight the means of personal protection and safe practices with ionising radiation

Hospital and Theatre Access suite – includes all courses

£39+ VAT

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