Each one-day course is based on the registrants viewing cases at workstations. The emphasis is on this analysis of the radiographs followed by explanatory tutorials. Powerpoint lectures are very brief or eliminated entirely. To and fro' discussion with the teachers is promoted.
Several courses are constructed specifically for FY2 Doctors and Emergency Nurse Practitioners working in the Emergency Department, and/or doctors working on medical or surgical wards.
Some courses are specially constructed so as to meet the needs of Radiology Specialist Registrars.
Other courses are designed in order to meet the needs of Radiographers - ie those operating the Red Dot Alert system or working as Reporting Radiographers.
Many courses are suitable for Consultants working in Radiology and/or for Consultants in disciplines where the radiological findings are crucial to diagnosis and management.
All of our courses have been awarded CPD credits by the Royal College of Radiologists.
These are the courses currently available and their next dates. Please click the links to view the course details, the date, and to make a booking.
This course is often referred to as "The Red Dot Course" by previous registrants who have enthusiastically recommended it to other clinicians. It is designed for healthcare professionals working closely in or with an Emergency Department. This includes: hospital doctors (all grades), general practitioners, nurse practitioners, advanced care practitioners, physician's assistants, physiotherapists and also other clinical staff working in Minor Injuries Units and Urgent Care Centres.
This course is designed for any doctor involved in acute patient care and who regularly assesses chest radiographs. The emphasis is on understanding the essential principles of CXR interpretation. CXR analysis at workstations is the crucial teaching method. Also suitable for nurse practitioners, physiotherapists and other healthcare professionals who regularly assess chest radiographs.
Many candidates who fail the FRCR 2b final exam do so because of failure to recognise some or many Emergency Department or CXR abnormalities. This course provides tips, hints, strategies and lots of practice. Seven sets, each with 30 images, on each day.
For all who assess plain films: Consultants and Specialist Registrars in radiology, in general medicine, in the emergency department and in the ICU. This is a "no powerpoint lectures" course. Registants analyse cases at workstations.
Specifically designed for Radiographers working in Emergency Departments that utilise the Red Dot Alert Scheme.
Radiographers working in the Emergency Department - and elsewhere - can highlight important abnormalities detected on a CXR. This course aims to improve a radiographer’s confidence in the basic principles underpinning CXR analysis..