TEAP Diagnostic Imaging Medical Physics (DIMP)
The aim of this program is to provide training and education that enables a physicist to achieve the required knowledge and practical skills to be certified by the ACPSEM in either Nuclear Medicine Medical Physics, Radiology Medical Physics or both.
The DIMP TEAP is strongly linked to the IAEA Clinical Training Programs for nuclear medicine and diagnostic radiology. In order to address the current and ongoing needs of medical imaging facilities in Australia and New Zealand, however, modules from both programmes have been selected and adapted to provide a broader-based training program.
Certification with specialisation in either diagnostic radiology or nuclear medicine is achieved in three to five years and dual certification can be achieved with a further year of training. Registrars seeking a single certification will complete the training modules related to their chosen specialty, plus some other modules to achieve the core competencies required in a multi-modality medical imaging facility.
To be enrolled in DIMP TEAP, applicants will require:
- An ACPSEM approved undergraduate degree majoring in physics or have an ACPSEM approved alternate undergraduate degree;
- acceptance (or have completed) into an ACPSEM accredited or approved post graduate course (masters or higher) in medical physics; and
- a registrar training position in an ACPSEM accredited diagnostic imaging or medical physics department.
The program comprises:
- An ACPSEM accredited/approved postgraduate degree in Medical Physics.
- Structured in-service clinical training working as a registrar in a Diagnostic Imaging Medical Physics department.
- Research and development activities relevant to dagnostic imaging.
- Ongoing competency assessments and final examinations.
The following document will help guide you through the DIMP TEAP and its requirements:
For further information please contact TEAP Development or the Medical Physicist Training Coordinator for DIMP.