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Training and Education

Training Requirements for the Specialty of Nuclear Medicine

During the Council of the UEMS held in Tel-Aviv April 26-28, the Training Requirements for the Specialty of Nuclear Medicine was discussed and officially endorsed.

Find in the below link the effectual Training Requirements for the Speciality of Nuclear Medicine.
This document derives from the previous Chapter 6 of the Training Charter and provides definitions of specialist competencies and procedures as well as how to document and assess them. It aims to provide the training requirements not only for trainees, but also for trainers and training institutions.

Compared with the previous version, hybrid imaging is now fully integrated in the content of training with regard to both the theoretical knowledge and the practical and clinical skills. The document also contains appendices that list the nuclear medicine diagnostic and therapeutic procedures performed in the European Union.

Training Requirements for the Specialty of Nuclear Medicine

New Course

University of the West of England (UWE) are hosting Mark McDade running IPEM study days on 18th & 19th May.

For more details view their website here

Course at UWE

The University of the West of England has a new course - PTP Healthcare Science.

With a focus on workplace training and online learning (combined with block sessions for valuable practical training at the University) the FdSc & BSc are designed to generate minimal disruption to the workforce whilst providing essential specialist training.

Select the following link to find out more

UWE PTP Healthcare Science

Faculty of Physician Associates

The Faculty of Physician Associates was formally launched on 2 July 2015. The UK Association of Physician Associates (UKAPA), Health Education England and the Royal College of Physicians (RCP), in conjunction with other Royal Colleges, have worked collaboratively to set up the Faculty – the first non-doctor faculty of the RCP.

Quality Assurance for SPECT systems

New learning e-modules are available on the IAEA website,

Quality Assurance for SPECT systems modules can be accessed here

EANM-recognised program in Radiopharmacy

This postgraduate training empowers natural scientists and pharmacists to assume responsibility for the production and quality control of radiopharmaceuticals. The course contents follow the guidelines of the European Association of Nuclear Medicine (EANM). Successful candidates achieve a “Certificate of Advanced Studies” issued by ETH Zurich.

EANM radiopharmacy course

The ETH Zurich holds this program in cooperation with the universities of Ljubljana and Leipzig.

- Module I : Aug 31- Sept 11, 2015, Ljubljana (Slovenia)
- Module II : Feb 8-19, 2016, Zurich (Switzerland)
- Module III: Sept 5-16, 2016, Leipzig (Germany)

Our new website provides further information:

New E-learning modules on the Human Health Campus

7 new learning e-modules are now online provided by IAEA.

Click here to visit the Human Health website

These E-learning modules are very comprehensive, interactive learning materials aimed at expanding the educational opportunities of health professionals working in the field of nuclear medicine and diagnostic imaging.

Acknowledging the fact that science-based medicine is crucial for professional development, we have also integrated more than 700 high-quality literature sources covering a plethora of topics in modern day clinical practices that can be found in the Guidelines and Literature component of each clinical section (e.g. oncology, cardiovascular, endocrinology, etc.)

Guidelines and literature section can be found here

New Publication Released Online: PET/CT Atlas on Quality Control and Image Artefacts

The new IAEA publication “PET/CT Atlas on Quality Control and Image Artefacts” has been released on the Internet. 

Follow this link here to view