Why do I need accreditation for my educational event?
There is a strong demand for new education and training courses in medical physics following the publication of the European Commission Guidelines on Medical Physics Expert (MPE) report No. 174 and the European Union Basic Safety Standards Directive 2013/59/EURATOM (EU BSS). In addition, the rapid development of medical techniques based on ionising radiation, the growth of hospitals and the continuous need to produce competent health professionals in medical physics all require competently trained medical physicists.
It is important, both from the perspective of the participants and the reputation of the profession, that there is a process for assessing the quality of such educational events. For European medical physicists this should be carried out by an external, independent accreditation body in accordance with the European Qualifications Framework (EQF) for Lifelong Learning. EBAMP has been created in response to this need.