Ionising Radiation Regulations

This course has been developed and certified by the Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine in partnership with Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare. It is for clinical staff who use X-rays for the diagnosis of patients. It is ideally aimed at doctors, nurses, radiographs, and clinical technologists. 

Course Fee: GBP 80 | Code: 232

Learning Objectives

This online medical course satisfies the UK’s theoretical training requirements for the medical exposure of patients to ionising radiations under the Ionising Radiation (Medical Exposure) Regulations 2000 (Amended 2006), (IR(ME)R). 


Course Information

  • Audience

    Medical Students, Doctors, Nurses, Radiographers and Clinical Technologists

  • Course Duration

    12 months full access to complete the course

  • time-account-expired-temporary


    This course has 28 sessions

  • Study time

    14 Hours of online training. Recommend 30 minutes per session.

  • Certificate

    Upon successful completion, you are awarded a certificate issued online from respective Royal Medical Colleges

  • Developed by

    UK Department of Health’s National Audiology Programme and Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare.

Course Contents

e-IRMER online medical course modules

    Fundamental Physics of Radiation
    Radiation Protection
    Legal Requirements
    Diagnostic Radiology

e-IRMER online medical course themes

    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 (nuclear medicine to follow)
    Practical examples of how to reduce patients’ exposures to ionising radiations
    Practical examples of the roles of duty holders
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