IPEM Approval of External Short Courses

All scientific and training meetings organised by IPEM will have content that members and some allied professionals will find valuable as a contribution to their Continuing Professional Development (CPD) activity.  In addition, meetings IPEM organises in partnership with other organisations will also be relevant to the CPD plans of IPEM members.

IPEM offers an approval process for other external short courses and one day meetings as CPD activity for professionals.  Approval is an independent audit process that grants recognition by IPEM, as the UK professional body for physics and engineering in medicine, of courses which have a programme of relevant teaching activities that are suitable to meet the published aims and objectives.   

Guidance on submitting an application can be found here. Course organisers are invited to submit an application form which will then be scrutinised by a member of IPEM's Course Accreditation Committee and an expert in the subject.  If approved, organisers can use the IPEM 'CPD Approved' logo on their course publicity material.

Approval of a CPD course will normally be offered for 3 years and there is an application fee (please contact the IPEM office for details on fees). A purchase order must be included with the application. 

When applying to renew approval for a course currently approved by IPEM, please complete the renewal form and submit this to IPEM with a purchase order no less than six weeks prior to the expiry of approval.

In order to maintain high standards, IPEM will ask for feedback from course participants during this approval period.

Current approved courses



Course title

Approval granted …
University of Strathclyde Biomedical Engineering Innovation Workshop – Fundamentals of CAD and programming for Medical Device Development Until end of 2022/23 academic year 
Royal Marsden Hospital and Institute of Cancer Research Radioactive Waste Advisers Training Course Until 21 November 2021
Royal Marsden Hospital and Institute of Cancer Research Radiation Protection Training Course Until 4 February 2022 
National School of Healthcare Science STP Train the Trainer Until 18 February 2022
National School of Healthcare Science HSST Train the Trainer Until 18 February 2022
Royal Surrey County Hospital STP Computing Course Until 10 April 2022 
The Christie NHS FT Essentials of PET-CT for Radiographers and Clinical Technologists Until 01 December 2023 
 Boston Scientific  Lets get Personal  Until 01 April 2024 
 Royal Liverpool University Hospital Electrical Safety of Medical Electrical Equipment and Systems Until 01 March 2024 
 Royal Liverpool University Hospital Medical Statistics  Until 01 March 2024 
 Precision Acoustics Ltd The use of Hydrophones in Acoustics Measurement Until 02 Sept 2024 


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