Enhanced Verifiable CPD from the
University of Birmingham

Dental Radiography and Radiation Protection

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.

Staff registered with the UK General Dental Council are further recommended to undertake 5 hours of verifiable CPD in radiography / radiation protection during each 5-year CPD cycle.

This Dentaljuce module on Dental Radiography and Radiation Protection enables you to meet your statutory obligations to the law, the GDC, and the CQC. It takes you through the necessary physics and biology, the legal aspects, justification, optimisation, quality assurance, and lots more.

        



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The Dental Radiography and Radiation Protection online learning module has clear and concise aims, objectives and anticipated outcomes, listed below. These will appear on the Dentaljuce Enhanced CPD Certificate, along with the time spent, dates, and detailed topics you studied within the module. Certificates can be printed at any time, covering any range of dates. Dentaljuce CPD complies with the UK GDC's requirements for enhanced verifiable continuing professional development.

Your Professional Development Plan (PDP)   
Regulatory authorities recommend that CPD/CE is undertaken based on learning needs that you have identified and entered into your PDP. Some authorities may not accept your CPD as verifiable unless it has been identified in the PDP before you undertake it.

Before starting this module, check that the learning outcomes are what you require, and that you have entered the need into your PDP. Here is an example PDP entry for this module.
What development needs have I? How will I address them? Target completion date Outcomes Date
Completed
To refresh and improve my knowledge and skills in radiography and radiological protection. Take the Dentaljuce Radiography and Radiological Protection module. • Meet the IR(ME)R theoretical knowledge requirements.
• Have an understanding of the physical principles involved in x-ray generation.
• Have an understanding of the biological effects and dangers of x-ray radiation.
• Know the relevant rules and regulations that apply to radiography in dental practice.
• Understand the importance of Justification, Optimisation, and Quality Control Programmes in ensuring radiation safety.
What development needs have I? To refresh and improve my knowledge and skills in radiography and radiological protection.
How will I address them? Take the Dentaljuce Radiography and Radiological Protection module.
Target completion date
Outcomes • Meet the IR(ME)R theoretical knowledge requirements.
• Have an understanding of the physical principles involved in x-ray generation.
• Have an understanding of the biological effects and dangers of x-ray radiation.
• Know the relevant rules and regulations that apply to radiography in dental practice.
• Understand the importance of Justification, Optimisation, and Quality Control Programmes in ensuring radiation safety.
Date completed


Module Aims and Outcomes   

Aim
The aim of the learning and teaching materials in this Dentaljuce module is to allow learners to develop their professional knowledge, understanding and competence in Radiography and Radiological Protection, in line with their identified personal development requirements..

Module objectives
The objectives of the Radiography and Radiological Protection module are to provide the learner with the core of knowledge and the understanding necessary to use X-ray equipment and process radiographs competently and safely in the dental practice, in line with the theoretical knowledge requirements of the IRR and IR(ME)R acts and current professional recommendations.
This knowledge and understanding will allow the learner to gain the most benefit from hands-on radiographical training in their place of work.

Anticipated learning outcomes:
The learner will
• have an understanding of the physical principles involved in x-ray generation
• have an understanding of the biological effects and dangers of x-ray radiation
• know the relevant rules and regulations that apply to radiography in dental practice
• understand the importance of Justification, Optimisation, and Quality Control Programmes in ensuring radiation safety.
• meet the IR(ME)R theoretical knowledge requirements.
• through achieving these outcomes, provide an improved level of service to their patients.

GDC Principles
This CPD will support the learner in meeting the following GDC principles and the underlying standards:
• Principle 2: Communicate effectively with patients
• Principle 3: Obtain valid consent
• Principle 4: Maintain and protect patients’ information
• Principle 6: Work with colleagues in a way that is in patients’ best interests
• Principle 7: Maintain, develop and work within your professional knowledge and skills
• Principle 8: Raise concerns if patients are at risk


GDC Development Outcomes
This CPD will support the learner in meeting the following GDC Development Outcomes:
• DO A (Communication domain). Effective communication with patients, the dental team, and others across dentistry.
• DO B. (Management domain). Effective management of self and others or effective work with others in the dental team, in the interests of patients at all times. Constructive leadership.
• DO C. (Clinical domain) Maintenance and development of knowledge and skill within your field of practice
• DO D. (Professionalism domain) Maintenance of skills, behaviours and attitudes which maintain patient confidence in you and the dental profession and put patients' interests first.

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