Towards a European Framework for Education and Training in Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering

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Editor
Kolitsi, Z.
Pub. date
January 2001
Pages
184
Binding
hardcover
Volume
82 of Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
ISBN print
978-1-58603-151-0
ISBN online
978-1-60750-926-4
Subject
Medical Informatics, Medicine & Health
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Mutual recognition of professionals is a pre-requisite for the ful-
fillment of European Union policies concerning the free move-
ment of professionals. The two associated fields of Biomedical
Engineering (BME) and Medical Physics (MP) are rapidly evolving
and diversifying while the accelerated development of medical informatics, telematics and microelectronics, approached by both physics and engineering, have resulted in extended grey areas
around the two profession boundaries. Competency-based educa-
tion, training, assessment and accreditation of medical physicists
and biomedical engineers share not only common principles, but
also a certain number of common competencies. These issues have
been negotiated, in this volume, by transnational professional
bodies and also by TEMPERE - a European thematic network
of 40 universities under the SOCRATES EU programme -
which has contributed a broadly accepted proposal for mutual co-operation and recognition in the above fields.