eLfH/BIR courses

The ‘Radiation Protection for Cardiology’ e-learning course

This 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 consists of six 30 minute sessions: 

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


The 'Radiation Protection for Vascular Surgeons' e-learning course

The course is a practical online learning resource designed to raise awareness amongst the vascular surgery community of the hazards associated with exposure to ionising radiation. The programme, developed in collaboration between the BIR and Health Education England, takes into account the latest changes in safety legislation, is aimed at vascular surgery trainees and will also benefit more experienced surgeons.

The course consists of eight e-learning sessions covering the following topics:

  • Principles of Ionising Radiation
  • Practical Methods for Optimisation
  • Patient Safety Regulations
  • Staff Safety Regulations
  • Imaging in Vascular Surgery
  • Preoperative Contrast Imaging
  • Innovations in Endovascular Surgery
  • Taking the Next Step


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