Accreditation of Academic Courses

IPEM accredits, endorses and approves a number of academic courses in medical physics and biomedical engineering.  There is a distinction between these three grades and, depending on the process followed, a course provider will be entitled to use a specific IPEM logo on marketing and publicity materials.

Accreditation

Accreditation is independent recognition by IPEM, as the UK professional body for physics and engineering in medicine, that a university programme meets defined educational standards and has a suitable learning environment for its students.

IPEM accredits Masters Level programmes in Clinical Engineering or Medical Physics via IPEM's Masters Level Accredited Framework (MLAF).  For more information, including a list of accredited programmes, please click here.  If accredited, providers will receive an 'IPEM Masters Level Programme Accredited' logo for their use.

As a Professional Engineering Institution (PEI), IPEM takes part in accreditation visits of undergraduate degree programmes arranged by the Engineering Council's Engineering Accreditation Board (EAB).  For more information please click here.  If accredited, providers will receive an 'IPEM Undergraduate Level Programme Accredited' logo for their use.

Endorsement

IPEM works with the National School of Healthcare Science (NSHCS) in respect of degree programmes delivered as part of the national Practitioner Training Programme (PTP).  It is the responsibility of the NSHCS to accredit these programmes and IPEM contributes to this process by providing their endorsement of the accreditation by NSHCS.  For more information please click here.  If endorsed, providers will receive an 'IPEM Endorsed' logo for their use.  

Approval

IPEM offers an approval process for 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.  For more information, including a list of approved courses, please click here.  If approved, providers will receive an 'IPEM CPD Approved' logo for their use.

 

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