Clinical Departments and Universities

Information and professional advice

The ACPSEM provides information and assistance to hospitals and universities on a broad range of issues including workforce strategy, professional standards and education and training. We work with professionals including but not limited to hospital boards, heads of department and administrators who are seeking to achieve best practice.

Accreditation

The ACPSEM accredits university courses that provide education in Medical Physics and clinical departments that provide training in Medical Physics or Radiopharmaceutical Science.

Clinical Departments

A compulsory component of education and training for these professions is received in the clinical environment of a hospital department. Such departments must be accredited by the ACPSEM.

The ACPSEM accredits clinical departments or a network of clinical departments to ensure their suitability in preparing medical physics and radiopharmaceutical science registrars with the required depth and breadth of knowledge in their specialty. Where an entire program is not available in a single facility, partial accreditation may be granted provided the institution has a satisfactory method by which the required in-service clinical training can be achieved at another accredited facility. Departments can also form networks under contracted agreement with other departments or institutions, whereby the full spectrum of training can be delivered.

The following Clinical Departments have received ACPSEM accreditation to provide clinical training for TEAP Radiation Oncology, TEAP Diagnostic Imaging and TEAP Radiopharmaceutical Science: List of Accredited Departments

The following links provide information and policy, as well as forms required to make application for accreditation of a department:

University Postgraduate Courses

The ACPSEM accredits University postgraduate courses in medical physics which are required to enter the ACPSEM Training, Education and Assessment Program (TEAP). Accreditation is the recognition that course graduates are educated to a postgraduate level suitable for entry into a clinical training program in medical physics. The ACPSEM accreditation process seeks to ensure that the program offers established levels of educational opportunities is up to-date with contemporary methods of medical physics practice and is suitably challenging to the students.

To access information on universities currently accredited by the ACPSEM. Please visit here.

Enquiries should be directed to:

TEAP Development, ACPSEM
Ph: +61 (0) 2 8305 3904
Fax: +61 (0) 2 9693 5145
Email: angela.wong@acpsem.org.au

Research Projects

The ACPSEM has a number of members who are actively involved in research projects. Some of them are funded by the Australian Research Council (ARC), some via the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), others by the New Zealand government or privately funded research programs.

If you are a member of the public, a student or someone who is interested in pursuing work in the research community and want more information about the type of work done by our people then contact our office

ACPSEM members who are interested in research collaboration can also contact the office so that we might help you identify members who may be able to assist you.

What to see more? Please follow the lick to a list of past Research Projects.

University Specialty Group

The ACPSEM University Speciality Group is primarily for ACPSEM members who are involved in undergraduate and postgraduate medical physics and biomedical engineering programs. Follow the link for further information.

For general information about support and information for universities and their students please call our General Manager on +61 (0) 2 8305 3900 or email admin.support@acpsem.org.au