This new course, and the first nuclear medicine postgraduate programme at BSMS, draws on the experience of leading educators in the field of nuclear medicine to deliver unique and flexible study in this exciting, expanding and important specialty.
Nuclear medicine is a specialty that involves all applications of radioactive materials in diagnosis, treatment and medical research, with the exception of the use of sealed radiation sources in radiotherapy (WHO definition).
It is a highly specialised and important area of healthcare, which pertains to many areas of medicine across the whole age spectrum from neonatal to geriatric medicine and underpins the management of many cancer, cardiovascular, infection, inflammatory and neurodegenerative diseases.
The practice of nuclear medicine in the UK is closely regulated, with practitioners having to satisfy IR(ME)R and ARSAC requirements to lead nuclear medicine services. Nuclear medicine specialists therefore have stringent educational requirements to ensure provision of a high-quality service in the UK.
Study at our postgraduate diploma level is designed to address both diagnostic and therapeutic nuclear medicine education to satisfy the General Medical Council (GMC) mandated requirements in the training curriculum for nuclear medicine physicians, and the course has GMC approval.
The modular structure of the course allows the learning experience to be tailored to the needs of many others working with nuclear medicine, including: Radiologists/Radionuclide Radiologists, Nuclear Medicine Technologists and Radiographers, Clinical Scientists, Oncologists and Cardiologists.
You can study full or part-time to fit around NHS commitments - with teaching provided online and on-demand, supplemented with webinar tutorials to allow remote study.