The Radiation Protection Service provides both academic training to those studying for formal qualifications, and training for professional development.

The following courses are available (subject to numbers) free to staff of client Trusts, and to other interested parties for an appropriate fee;
  • Radiation Safety Update for Diagnostic Radiographers
  • Radiation Safety Update for Therapy Radiographers
  • The Safe Use of Lasers in Medical Practice
  • Radiation Protection Update for Dental Radiology
  • Radiation Protection for Cardiologists
  • FRCR Physics (more info)
  • Radiation Protection for Staff Supporting Radiation Workers
  • IRMER 2000 Theoretical Training The Safe Use of Diagnostic X-Rays
  • Radiation Protection for Assistant Practitioners in Mammography
  • Radiation Protection Training for Radiotherapy Physics Operators
  • Radiation Protection Update for Nuclear Medicine Workers
Members of the Radiation Physics Department lecture on the following courses which are run by other organisations;
  • MSc Biomedical Engineering (University of Hull)
  • MSc Cancer Imaging (University of Hull)


National recruitment for Scientist Training Programme (STP) takes place early each year for starting in the following September. To apply and for full information follow the link In Hull, we normally recruit two new trainees each year for medical physics.

Training of medical physicists in England is undertaken via the NHSCS Scientist Training Programme (STP). Training in the scheme takes 3 years and leads to HCPC (state) registration as a Clinical Scientist. As part of this, trainees will complete a masters degree in medical physics. For those training with the Hull department, the masters degree is delivered by Newcastle University, on a block release and distance learning basis over the 3 years. The current published learning guide can be downloaded from this link. The first year of training includes four rotations in;

  • Radiotherapy physics
  • Radiation safety
  • Imaging with non-ionising radiation
  • Imaging with ionising radiation
The four rotations are all taught at the Hull training centre. In the second and third years, the trainee specialises in one of the four subject areas. At the Hull training centre the Imaging with Ionising Radiation (i.e. nuclear medicine, diagnostic radiology) and Radiotherapy Physics specialisms are taught.

Radiation Physics Department
Queen's Centre
Castle Hill Hospital
East Yorkshire
HU16 5JQ


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