Radiation Protection for Cardiology - e-Learning for Healthcare
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  • British Institute of Radiology

About the Radiation Protection for Cardiology programme

The Radiation Protection for Cardiology e-learning resource has been developed by the British Institute of Radiology in collaboration with representatives from the Royal College of Physicians’ Specialist Advisory Committee in Cardiology, scientists involved in the delivery of radiation protection courses for cardiologists (Manchester, Birmingham and Leicester), clinicians, radiographers and Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare.

The course specifically addresses the requirements of the Training Curriculum in Cardiology, in particular the need for trainee cardiologists to have completed a course on the Ionising Radiation [Medical Exposure] Regulations (IR[ME]R). Experienced cardiologists will find the material useful as a refresher or a means of demonstrating continuing education.

The course consists of six 30-minute sessions, namely:

  • Principles of Ionising Radiation
  • Factors Affecting Radiation Dose
  • Patient Safety Regulations
  • Staff Safety Regulations
  • Alternative Imaging Modalities
  • Use of Contrast Agents


About the sessions

The material is tailored to the needs of cardiologists with practical examples drawn from the cardiac catheter laboratory. Later sessions also explore other imaging techniques that may be relevant to cardiologists (e.g. CT, MR and ultrasound) and provide an introduction to topics such as the use of nuclear medicine in specialised cardiology training.

The course is highly interactive and includes examples and photographs taken from the working environment. An assessment is included at the end of each session and a certificate is issued on completion of the course.

How to access

In order to access any e-LfH programme, you will need an e-LfH account. If you do not have one, then you can register by selecting the Register button below.

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If you already have an account with e-LfH, then you can enrol on to the Radiation Protection for Cardiology programme by logging in to the e-LfH Hub, selecting My Account > Enrolment and selecting the programme. You can then access the programme immediately in the My e-Learning section.

NHS healthcare staff in England

The Radiation Protection for Cardiology programme is also available to NHS healthcare staff via the Electronic Staff Record (ESR). Accessing this e-Learning via ESR means that your completions will transfer with you throughout your NHS career.

Further details are available here.

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