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ACPSEM Magnetic Resonance Safety Expert (MRSE) Certification and Online Course

1st Sept - 16th Mar 2021
9:00AM - 5:00PM
Online Course

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The inaugural ACPSEM MR Safety Expert (MRSE) online course will run by means of webinars and off-line assignments from September 2020 to March 2021 and include preparatory work in late August. Successful completion of the course, assignments and associated assessments will lead to Certification as an ACPSEM MR Safety Expert (MRSE).
The course is open to ACPSEM members and registrars who have, or intend to develop, a safety involvement with MRI in the diagnostic, radiation oncology or research sectors. Please note that spaces will be strictly limited and registration on the course is subject to criteria including:

  • Previous experience
  • Access to the MRI environment and,
  • Geographical location (must be within Australia or New Zealand)

The inaugural Chair of the ACPSEM MR Safety Assessment Panel (MRSAP) is Prof. Donald McRobbie. Other members of the panel, including external experts, are in the process of being appointed.

Program and Schedule
The online format has been developed to enable this training to be delivered in the prevailing pandemic-constrained  environment.

Content Time
1.2 Magnetic materials  1-Sep-2020 4PM AEST
 1.3 Magnetic forces      15-Sep-2020 4PM AEST
 2.1 Static magnetic field   29-Sep-2020 4PM AEST
2.2 Time-varying gradient field  13-Oct-2020 4PM AEDT
2.3 Radiofrequency field 27-Oct-2020 4PM AEDT
2.4 Acoustic noise      10-Nov-2020 4PM AEDT
2.5 MRI during pregnancy  24-Nov-2020 4PM AEDT
2.6 Contrast agents    8-Dec-2020 4PM AEDT
Holiday Break
3.1 Passive implants and devices 19 - Jan-2021 4PM AEDT
3.2 Active implants      2 - Feb-2021 4PM AEDT
4.1 Suite design      16 - Feb-2021 4PM AEDT
4.2 Occupational exposure 2 - Mar-2021 4PM AEDT
4.3 Management of MR safety  16 - Mar-2021 4PM AEDT

How to Apply
Interested applicants should apply and each application will be separately assessed for eligibility.  Applicants uncertain about their eligibility should apply and have their application assessed as pre-application advice will be limited. Preference will be given to registrars who are members of the ACPSEM, and other college members.

To apply, please download and return the complete Application Form and supporting documents to Angela Wong, Members Services Officer via angela.wong@acpsem.org.au Registrars will be required a letter of support from their supervisor.  

Applications will CLOSE no later than Monday 17th August 2020. Over subscription of suitable candidates may result in an earlier closing date and this would be announced by email to all members. A wait list of eligible applicants will be created if the course is oversubscribed and these persons will be registered for the next available course.

TEAP Workload Matters
DIMP Registrars can use the course to complete optional TEAP modules and at the same time be certified as an ACPSEM  MR Safety Expert,  and ROMP Registrars (who meet eligibility requirements) are also invited to apply and will also be awarded the certification.
However, Registrars are advised that:

  • The workload is significant and, for example, greater than that required to meet the DIMP MR optional module requirement.
  • Therefore those already finding TEAP challenging to complete should think carefully before registering

Registrars may wish to contact Chris Boyd to discuss TEAP workload related matters: Chris.Boyd2@sa.gov.au 


Ref: COUR-P0000002-13