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IRMER Ionising Radiation (Medical Exposure) Regulations Course

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Medical Doctors
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Healthcare e-Learning

Our online IRMER course is designed for clinical staff who use X-rays, nuclear medicine or radiotherapy for the diagnosis or treatment of patients.

It is relevant to doctors, nurses, radiographers and clinical technologists globally.

Quality Assured IRMER Training
This IRMER training course satisfies the UK’s theoretical training requirements for the medical exposure of patients to ionising radiations under IRMER, the Ionising Radiation (Medical Exposure) Regulations 2017 (Amended 2018).

Our IRMER courses are highly interactive, with images and self-assessment questions, which help to develop and reinforce your understanding on key themes.

You can track your progress online. Once the course has been completed, you can print off your IRMER certificate online to provide evidence of training to your employer or the UK’s Care Quality Commission for any inspections.

Our IRMER training is available online so you can study around your professional commitments, without having to take time out of the workplace.

Course Content

IRMER Course Modules

  • Fundamental Physics of Radiation
  • Radiation Protection
  • Legal Requirements
  • Diagnostic X-Ray and Interventional Radiology
  • Nuclear Medicine
  • Radiotherapy

IRMER Course Themes

  • Interpretation of the ionising radiation 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 and nuclear medicine
  • Practical examples of the roles of duty holders
  • The application of ionising radiations for radiotherapy
  • Practical examples of how to reduce patients’ exposures to ionising radiations


eIntegrity programmes are developed by NHS Health Education England’s e-Learning for Healthcare programme (HEE e-LfH). 

The programmes are high quality self-directed learning programmes.  They are designed to support training and CPD and are excellent resources alongside other traditional teaching methodologies.  They have been developed by the UK NHS for use in the NHS.  However, many of the programmes have international relevance, particularly the specialty training programmes which are often mapped to UK specialty training curricula.


IRMER Ionising Radiation (Medical Exposure) Regulations Course
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