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IRMER - Annual Refresher


About this course

Dental staff in the UK are required by law to be "IRMER Trained". This law applies to everyone involved in taking and/or processing radiographs, not just GDC registrants. This IRMER course provides an annual refresher for professionals who have previously undertaken relevant CPD in radiography and radiological protection.

This course is a GDC Highly Recommended CPD Topic (Radiography and radiation protection).

This course is relevant to the whole dental team. It provides training for the roles of Operator, Practitioner, Referrer, Legal Person, and Radiation Protection Advisor.

CPD Time: 1 hour (1 CE Credits)

Customer feedback on this course

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  • Very clear concise up to date information, covering all the required irmer topics. Thank you.
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Assessment: 12 MCQs. Pass mark 75%. more…

On passing the assessment you will immediately receive a GDC-recognised Enhanced CPD IRMER Certificate.

Access: You will have access for 12 months, and can take the course as often as you wish in this period.

The aim of the learning and teaching materials in this course is to allow learners to develop and refresh their professional knowledge and understanding of Radiography and Radiation Protection, in line with their identified personal development requirements.

Course objective
• to teach the knowledge required to implement and comply with the theoretical knowledge requirements of the IRR and IR(ME)R laws and current professional recommendations.

Anticipated learning outcomes:
The learner will:
• have an understanding of the dangers of radiation, at any dose.
• have an understanding of the principles and methods of Justification, Optimisation and Limitation.
• have an understanding of the role of Quality Assurance in implementing these principles.
• know the roles and responsibilities for staff involved in radiography.
• learn how the law protects staff, patients, and the public.
• through achieving these outcomes, provide an improved level of service to their patients.

GDC Development Outcomes

Learning content:
IRMER - Introduction to radiation protection | Ionising radiation | Radiological Justification | Optimisation - ALARP | X-ray set controls | Filtration and collimation | Sensors and films | Operator Technique | Quality Assurance | Quality monitoring | Legal aspects | Roles and responsibilities

Show suggested PDP entry

You can copy and adapt this example PDP entry for your own needs and circumstances. The format complies with GDC guidance on PDP structure.

PDP Learning or Maintenance need
IRMER training compliance
How does this relate to my field of practice?
I am involved in dental radiography/radiology
Which development outcome(s) does it link to?
What benefit will this have to my work?
Perform tasks that are required for my daily role/duties.
How will I meet this learning or maintenance need?
Take the Verified Learning IRMER refresher course  
When will I complete the activity?