Short courses and study days

This section showcases regional and national learning opportunities, from third parties.


  • The Red Dot Chest X-ray Course // Sunday 13 June 2021 (09:00 - 17:45 GMT) // £115

    This interactive course aims to improve a radiographer’s confidence in the basic principles underpinning CXR analysis.

    Course Synopsis
    This course follows the format of the Radiographer’s CXR course that occurred at Northwick Park prior to the virus lockdowns. The teaching style mirrors and complements that of the Red Dot Trauma Course. Learning is enhanced by the registrants (anonymously) evaluating a selection of CXRs. The subsequent answer periods are, in effect, tutorial sessions. To view the programme for this event, please see here.

    Lead Teachers

    • Dr. Gerald de Lacey FRCR, Previously, Northwick Park Hospital, London
    • Dr. Lol Berman FRCR, Addenbroookes Hospital and the University of Cambridge
    • Dr. Simon Morley FRCR, University College London Hospitals, London

    For further information and to book, please see here or contact [email protected].

  • The Red Dot Trauma Course // Saturday 12 June 2021 (09:00 - 17:45 GMT) // £115

    This interactive course has been specifically designed for Radiographers working in Emergency Departments that utilise the Red Dot Alert Scheme.

    Course Synopsis
    This course adopts the teaching approach of the courses held at Northwick Park prior to the virus lockdowns. Brief lectures are followed by registrants analysing cases anonymously. The subsequent answer sessions are treated as additional tutorials. Chat room queries are welcomed. An extended Q and A session completes the day when any further questions are answered and discussed with the three teachers. (NB this course is for those who wish to learn how to identify and signal abnormalities on trauma radiographs. It is not designed for fully fledged and experienced Reporting Radiographers). To view the full programme, please see here

    Lead Teachers

    • Dr. Lol Berman, Addenbrookes' Hospital and the University of Cambridge
    • Dr. Gerald de Lacey, Previously, Northwick Park Hospital, London
    • Dr. Simon Morley, University College London Hospitals, London

    For further information and to book, please see here or contact [email protected].


  • MSK MRI for Beginners Course // Saturday 24 July 2021 (All day) // £150

    This study day is a beginners course for healthcare professionals interested in interpreting musculoskeletal MRI.

    • When: Saturday 24 July 2021 (All day)
    • Where: online, via Zoom
    • Course cost: £150
    • Contact email / registration: [email protected]
    • Website:
    • Topics: Musculoskeletal
    • Accreditation: Provides 6 CPD credits in accordance with the CPD Scheme of the Royal College of Radiologists.

    The study day aims to provide participants with a practical, stimulating, step by step guide on interpretation of musculoskeletal MRI:

    • cased based;
    • assumes little or no prior experience in MSK MRI; and
    • covers most commonly performed MSK MRI studies: knee, shoulder and lumbar spine.

    Target audience
    This course is pitched at a level suitable for radiology registrars, radiographers, physiotherapists and orthopaedic registrars with an interest in interpreting musculoskeletal MRI in their clinical practice.

    Learning outcomes
    By the end of the course, the attendee will have:

    • an understanding of MR anatomy and appearance of most common pathology of knee, shoulder and lumbar spine;
    • an appreciation of a step by step approach to interpreting MSK MRI;
    • greater confidence reading MSK MRI; and
    • identified any knowledge gaps relevant to his/her practice, and ways by which these can be addressed.


    • Taught by a practicing consultant radiologist with extensive experience in MSK MRI interpretation and teaching
    • Focuses on concepts someone new to MSK MRI interpretation may find challenging
    • Case based and hence relevant to day to day practice
    • Covers most common pathology enabling attendees to make a start interpreting musculoskeletal MRI
    • Limited number of delegates to facilitate interactivity

    Please email [email protected] for a registration form.

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