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CHU Caen Normandy

Training Institute for Medical Electroradiology Technicians

The Institute for Training Medical Electroradiology Operators ( IFMEM ) depends on the Ministry of Health. Attached to the Caen Normandy University Hospital, it provides training for students with a view to obtaining the State Diploma of manipulator in medical electroradiology. Its capacity is 28 students per class recruited via coursup, via continuing professional training and via the extra-community competition.

CHU Caen Normandy

Training Institute for Medical Electroradiology Technicians

The Institute for Training Medical Electroradiology Operators ( IFMEM ) depends on the Ministry of Health. Attached to the Caen Normandy University Hospital, it provides training for students with a view to obtaining the State Diploma of manipulator in medical electroradiology. Its capacity is 28 students per class recruited via coursup, via continuing professional training and via the extra-community competition.

The pedagogical team

  • The job

    Do you like human contact and are you interested in medical scientific professions?

    The medical electroradiology manipulator is a healthcare professional who, on prescription and under the responsibility of a doctor, participates directly in carrying out investigations relating to medical imaging (classic radiology, scan, MRI ) of medicine nuclear and treatments (radiotherapy) . It has both a caring and medical-technical role due to the use of high-tech machines. (link to RNCP18318 file)

    The medical electroradiology technician is a healthcare professional who:
    • Works in radiology, CT scans, remnography, interventional imaging, nuclear medicine, radiotherapy.
    • Provides technical and care activities in medical imaging, nuclear medicine, functional explorations and radiotherapy.
    • Exercise within multidisciplinary teams (doctors, surgeons, pharmacists, physicists, other caregivers, etc.) in public or private health structures.
    • Contributes to prevention , screening , diagnosis , treatment and research by ensuring, on prescription and under the responsibility of a doctor.
    • Performs the examinations necessary to establish a diagnosis which are either medical imaging or functional exploration techniques involving the use of ionizing or non-ionizing radiation or other physical agents.
    • Performs treatments using ionizing or non-ionizing radiation or other physical agents.
    • Performs clinical monitoring of the person being cared for.
    • Ensures continuity of care .
    • Participates in training, prevention and research actions related to its professional activities (radiation protection, hygiene, quality controls, etc.) .
    • Has career prospects in the field of management (training health manager or head of care units, senior health manager, care director) .

    The State Diploma is recognized throughout the European Union, it allows total freedom of movement.

    Do you like human contact and are you interested in medical scientific professions?

    The medical electroradiology manipulator is a healthcare professional who, on prescription and under the responsibility of a doctor, participates directly in carrying out investigations relating to medical imaging (classic radiology, scan, MRI ) of medicine nuclear and treatments (radiotherapy) . It has both a caring and medical-technical role due to the use of high-tech machines. (link to RNCP18318 file)

    The medical electroradiology technician is a healthcare professional who:
    • Works in radiology, CT scans, remnography, interventional imaging, nuclear medicine, radiotherapy.
    • Provides technical and care activities in medical imaging, nuclear medicine, functional explorations and radiotherapy.
    • Exercise within multidisciplinary teams (doctors, surgeons, pharmacists, physicists, other caregivers, etc.) in public or private health structures.
    • Contributes to prevention , screening , diagnosis , treatment and research by ensuring, on prescription and under the responsibility of a doctor.
    • Performs the examinations necessary to establish a diagnosis which are either medical imaging or functional exploration techniques involving the use of ionizing or non-ionizing radiation or other physical agents.
    • Performs treatments using ionizing or non-ionizing radiation or other physical agents.
    • Performs clinical monitoring of the person being cared for.
    • Ensures continuity of care .
    • Participates in training, prevention and research actions related to its professional activities (radiation protection, hygiene, quality controls, etc.) .
    • Has career prospects in the field of management (training health manager or head of care units, senior health manager, care director) .

    The State Diploma is recognized throughout the European Union, it allows total freedom of movement.

  • Training

    Label

    We are QUALIPIO certified

    AFNOR certifies that the CAEN University Hospital Center has been judged to comply with the requirements for carrying out training activities.

    Certificate No. 2022/98983.1

    Disabled

    Training and Disability

    With regard to the law of February 11, 2005 for equal rights and opportunities, participation and citizenship of people with disabilities, the principles of non-discrimination and accessibility are applied to training.

    A disability representative is in contact with all the paramedical training structures at the CAEN University Hospital. The students concerned can contact her via the tuition secretariat of their course.

    Vigilant point: 

    There is no obligation for the student to communicate their disability situation to their training structure, either at the time of the competitive examination or during the course of their studies.

    The disability situation of a candidate or student is confidential, even if it may be a secret shared between professionals in the training structure.

    Publication

    Registration conditions – Prerequisites

    Two ways of admission are possible:

    1. Candidates, holders or in preparation of a French baccalaureate or a title admitted in equivalence, are authorized to register via ParcourSup . Registration is not permitted to candidates under the age of 17 on December 31 of the current year.
    2. People with 3 years of contribution to a social protection scheme (bachelor's degree or not) are authorized to register via the FPC selection (Continuing Professional Training)

    To follow the training:

    • Vaccination against hepatitis B is mandatory.
    • A laptop is recommended, a vehicle is necessary to get to the internship.

    National Characteristics and Expectations

    • Interest in science, scientific and technological development, the field of health
      • Knowledge in the scientific and technological field (physics-chemistry biology, physiology, mathematics)
      • Knowledge in the health and social field
      • Representation of the profession and care
      • Interest and uses of digital tools and resources
    • Relationship and communication skills
      • Ability to pay attention, listen and empathize
      • Ability to collaborate and work in a team
      • Ability to communicate and integrate groups
      • Sense of collective interest
    • Scientific process skills
      • Ability to reason scientifically, logically
      • Ability to research, mobilize and link information
      • Ability to surprise, critical sense and discernment, creativity
    • Mastery of expression
      • Proficiency in French both written and spoken
      • Ability to communicate in a foreign language (especially English)
    • Organisational skills
      • Rigor, diligence, perseverance
      • Respect for commitments, autonomy at work
      • Organizational skills and dexterity
    Training

     3 years of pedagogical work-study training with…

    • A theoretical training of 60 weeks at the institute spread over each semester in a Transversal Teaching Unit, a Transversal Care Teaching Unit and 3 Core Business Teaching Units.
    • A clinical training of 60 weeks in internship: the internships are distributed alternately from the 1st year in all the fields of activity of the manipulator over periods of approximately 4 weeks.
    • Start : 1st half of September of year N.
    • End : End of June of year N+3
    Objective

    Training aims

    Acquire the professional skills to carry out the activities of the profession of medical electroradiology manipulator:

    • Analyze the clinical situation of the person and determine the modalities of the care to be carried out.
    • Implement diagnostic and therapeutic care in medical imaging, nuclear medicine, radiotherapy and functional explorations while ensuring continuity of care.
    • Manage information related to the performance of diagnostic and therapeutic care.
    • Implement radiation protection rules and practices for patients, personnel and the public.
    • Implement quality, health and safety standards and principles to ensure quality of care.
    • Conduct a relationship with the person cared for.
    • Evaluate and improve professional practices.
    • Organize their activities and collaborate with other health professionals.
    • Inform and train.
    • Research, process and exploit scientific and professional data.
    Cost

    Training financed by regional and local partners (Regional Council, Pôle Emploi, CROUS)…

    Before entering a health or social training institute in Normandy, you must make sure of the method of financing your training and your resources for the duration of your training.

    • Regional scholarships : the granting of the scholarship is based on the family quotient of the student; this quotient is fixed each year as well as the amount of the scholarship. Applications for grants should be made at the following address: http://messervices.etudiant.gouv.fr .
    • Prices :
      • the 2023/2024 educational cost will amount to €6,800 for the full school year (cost entirely financed by the region for students continuing their education).
      • university registration fees: €170 (corresponds to 2023/2024 rates – exemption for scholarship students)
      • the Student and Campus Life Contribution “CVEC”: €100 (corresponds to the 2023/2024 rates – exemption for scholarship students)
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    A multiple and quality educational support…

    The training is provided by health executive trainers, State-certified Medical Electroradiology Manipulators, who have varied professional experience and university titles: University Diplomas, Licenses, Masters.

    The permanent trainers work in collaboration with university teachers and professionals in the field. Since 2013, students have benefited from a university digital platform that allows them access to educational content remotely.

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    A tool for success

    Each student is followed during the 3 years of study by a referent trainer who accompanies him in the acquisition of his skills.

    Formalized times in small groups allow students to share their experiences and work on areas in which they encounter difficulties. IFMEM trainers .

    A system of supervision of undergraduate students by their undergraduate peers aims, for new students, to provide support at the start of training, promoting integration into the institute and better adaptation to the required working methods. Regular assessment activities of this system are organized by the teaching team.

    Training

    Innovative teaching methods

    The IFMEM of CHU Caen Normandie wanted to develop active teaching methods such as simulation by proposing multiple scenarios:

    • Simulations by scenarios supports exchanges and reflections around the care of a patient in a given situation.
    • Simulations on basic mannequins (low fidelity) allowing training in professional gestures (sampling, injections on peripheral sites or on implantable chambers, surveys, cardiac massage)
    • Standardized patients: these are simulated patients or role plays allowing caregiver-patient interaction. It is a question of developing technical relational skills in scripted situations (reception interviews, management of a crisis situation, etc.) . These simulations are carried out either in the practical work room at the PFRS or in the examination rooms of the CHU and the François Baclesse Center in order to be able to immerse the students in the real conditions of an examination room.
    • Simulation on an interactive mannequin: The objective is to put the learners in an evolving situation, to mobilize their knowledge and to acquire skills. The partnership with the simulation laboratory of the CHU allows students to practice in simulation of real care.
    Imaging

    Professional and diversified internship sites…

    The students of the institute benefit from numerous internship sites in the departments of the CHU but also in peripheral public or private hospitals, clinics and polyclinics, centers for the fight against cancer and private imaging centers.

    The internship courses are proposed by the director of the institute according to the resources and the obligations of distribution of the places of internships over the 6 semesters. They can be regularly adapted in the light of the assessments of the pedagogical follow-up referents and the specific objectives formulated by the students.

    An internship allowance and reimbursement of travel expenses are paid in accordance with the decree of December 16, 2020 relating to internship allowances paid to students enrolled in training institutes.

    Register

    University

    • You will be systematically registered at the UFR health of Caen in the License Sciences du Soin , in response to the decree of May 11, 2020 which specifies the procedures for the universitarization of paramedical training.
    • This license supplements the State trade diploma which it cannot replace and therefore does not alone give the authorization to practice the trade you have chosen. You will therefore obtain a double diploma at the end of your training: Bachelor's degree in Health Sciences, Care Sciences course + MEM .
    • Registration in our institute will automatically lead to registration for this license without any additional steps.
    • The institute will remain your contact to answer questions concerning your education.
    Signature

    Apprenticeship contract

    Students have the possibility of signing an apprenticeship contract with any health establishment (hospitals, clinics, imaging practices, etc.) . The duration of the apprenticeship contract varies according to its date of signature. A student can sign either in the 2nd year of study (the duration of the contract is 24 months), or in the 3rd year of study (the maximum duration of the contract is 12 months) . The CFA PSS (Training Center for Apprentices Health and Social Professions) of Normandy supports employers and candidates in this process.

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    Premises and equipment

    The IFMEM has training rooms equipped with the computer equipment necessary for the implementation of training actions using teaching methods seeking the contribution of new technologies.

    Students have Wifi access terminals, and the equipment necessary for carrying out educational activities and access to the entire network of libraries at the University of Caen Normandy.

    Access to the Ecampus platform of the University of Normandy Caen facilitates the posting of content online, access to a forum dedicated to training and the realization of collaborative activities online.

    The lessons are organized in the same place at the PFRS . The building is accessible to people with disabilities, a disability referent is also available on the paramedical training center (contact details available on request from the institute's secretariat).

    Journey

    Continuation of career paths and outlets

    • As MEM : Possibility of changing sector of activity at any time; Exercise in a public or private health establishment; Exercise in a private imaging center
    • Specializations  (Specific to the profession) : MASTER Dosimetrist, DU echography, DU interventional imaging, competent person in radiation protection. Accessible to all paramedics: DU/MASTER public health, hygiene, pain, ethics
    • Developments and prospects : Health framework: after 4 years of practice (managing a team OR training students) . Master
    Test

    Assessment methods: Individual or collective

    Online assessments, online homework submissions, homework on the table, oral presentations of work, simulated situations.

    Label

    Certification methods

    MEM State diploma is obtained by obtaining 180 European credits. Students, having validated the first five semesters of training (i.e. 150 credits) and having completed all the tests and internships of semester 6, are authorized to appear before the regional jury for the awarding of the MEM State Diploma .

    Key figures

    Promotion Success
    Promotion : 2023
    Success: 94.08% success rate for all paramedical training combined
    received / registered
    Promotion : 2022-2023
    Success: 100% success in session 1 and 100% in session 2
    of which 100% had a job upon obtaining the State Diploma
    Promotion : 2021-2022
    Success: 91% success in session 1 and 100% in session 2
    of which 100% had a job upon obtaining the State Diploma
    Promotion : 2020 · 2021
    Success: 95% success in session 1 and 100% in session 2
    of which 100% had a job upon obtaining the State Diploma
  • Admission

    Candidates holding the baccalaureate (or equivalent), candidates registered in terminale

    Admission to training is by submitting an application via the Parcours Sup admission portal, the timetable of which is as follows:

    • Registration and formulation of wishes: from January 17 to March 14, 2024
    • Deadline for completing files and confirming wishes: April 3, 2024
    • Start of posting of proposals to candidates: May 30, 2024
    • End of the admission phase: July 12, 2024
    • For candidates in the final year, validation of admission is subject to obtaining the baccalaureate .
    Please note,
    candidates must be at least 17 years old on December 31 of the year of entry into training. Public report 2023

    Candidates in continuing professional training (justifying 3 years of social security contributions)

    Admission to training is by submitting an application directly to the institute . This file is to be downloaded , the schedule of which is as follows:

    • Registration: from December 20, 2023 to March 1, 2024
    • Publication of results: March 25, 2024
    • Deadline for confirmation of entry into training: April 9, 2024

    Please note: the institute can accommodate 1 student through this admission route.

    Candidates holding a manipulator diploma obtained in a state outside the European Union

    Admission to training for manipulators holding a diploma obtained outside the European Union is carried out through a competitive examination for which the registration file must be downloaded .

    The competition schedule is as follows:

    • Registration: from December 20, 2023 to February 9, 2024
    • Eligibility test: March 12, 2024
    • Eligibility results: March 25, 2024
    • Admission tests: from April 2 to April 12, 2024
    • Publication of admission results: April 19, 2024
    • Deadline for confirmation of entry into training: May 13, 2024
    • Note: the institute can accommodate 2 students through this admission route.

    validated Health Access License 1 ( LAS

    Admission to training is carried out by submitting an application directly to the institute. This file is to be downloaded , the schedule of which is as follows:

    • Registration: from May 13, 2024 to May 24, 2024 noon
    • Interviews: from June 10 to June 14, 2024
    • Publication of results: June 20, 2024 at the latest
    • Deadline for confirmation of entry into training: July 26, 2024

    Note: the institute can accommodate 2 students through this admission route.