The current EU education programme is not addressing the EU market since it mostly caters for national needs and regulations. In consideration of this, the study aims to evaluate the competencies of the radiographers at an EU level, by assessing the situation of a wide range of member-states. The movement of radiographers in EU occurs under the 2005/36/EC directive, which allows radiographers to graduate in one country and practice in another, even if the profession is regulated differently.
This assessment focused on competencies of the radiographers practising the most common task performed by these professionals which is the administration of RT to patients using a Linear Accelerator in order to better isolate these competencies from other aspects of TRs’ education that were studied in previous research.
The main tool is a survey that was distributed to EU education institutions. This identified differences and similarities between countries in terms of programmes’ structures and between the competencies developed.
The questionnaire also allowed identification of the factors that influence the level of development of the competencies.
The results of this work package was distributed to all stakeholders and regulatory bodies across the EU. This will raise awareness of current issues relevant to the profession and present the recommendations in regards to the competencies found necessary for the radiographers.