Ionising Radiation Regulations



e-IRMER: X-ray Safety Training

Ionising Radiation Regulations

Online medical course for clinical staff who use X-rays for the diagnosis of patients.

e-IRMER online medical course is a web-based resource for clinical staff who use X-rays for the diagnosis of patients. It is ideally aimed at doctors, nurses, radiographers and clinical technologists. This e-learning programme has been developed and certified by the Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine in partnership with Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare.

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e-IRMER equips healthcare staff with the theoretical knowledge and understanding to ensure the highest levels of patient safety during medical exposures to X-rays.
                            – Stephen Evans, Head of Medical Physics, Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust


Interactive Learning for Healthcare Professionals who request or use Diagnostic X-rays

e-IRMER 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).

During the programme, you can complete a wide range of interactive learning sessions, with images and self-assessment exercises. These help to develop and reinforce your understanding on key themes. Once completed, you can print off certificates to provide evidence of training to your employer or the UK’s Care Quality Commission for any inspections.

Course Content

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

For institutional purchase or bulk licences of our online medical courses, please contact us

Additional information


Meets UK training requirements for medical exposure of patients to ionising radiations :: Essential learning for clinicians, nurses and radiographers who use X-rays :: Includes interactive features and self-assessment exercises


Medical Students, Doctors, Nurses, Radiographers and Clinical Technologists




12 months full access to complete the course