From 2021 The MRI in Practice Course will be presented twice a year in the UK (spring and autumn).
You can see all of our upcoming events on the Dates page.
The courses are delivered in partnership with Cobalt Health in Cheltenham, who organise and host all of our UK courses.
Further details about our venues and dates for 2021 will be announced soon.
The course is presented by MRI in Practice authors Catherine Westbrook and John Talbot. Cathy and John are both qualified educators holding Masters degrees in MRI and are both Doctors of (medical) education. As such, they are ideally placed to offer the very highest quality educational experience in magnetic resonance imaging.
The advantage for us in partnering with a registered charity, such as Cobalt, is that we can now offer a course that is completely free from ties to private imaging or training companies. Unlike some of our would-be competitors, this allows us to offer a truly independent, completely generic MRI course, where the proceeds go to good causes - including funding medical research - rather than into the coffers of a private “Learning Company”.
If you wish to learn more about the Cobalt appeal, and their good work, please visit their web site here.
The UK course is offered as a four-day course or a three-day course. The primary teaching content is identical (see below for details). Delegates may choose to attend the four-day course in two blocks. This helps to facilitate study leave and also allows radiographers to put the basic principles into practice before attending the second two days.
CPD endorsement from the Society and College of Radiographers is awarded on a whole-course basis.
CPD certification is therefore only awarded to delegates who have attended the entire course - either in one block or in two blocks.
Attendance for days 03 and 04 is only available to delegates who have previously attended THIS course days 01 and 02.
Please check with our local organiser when booking for any pricing updates.
Essentials (2 days) £430 (with early booking discount £410)
Additional Concepts (2 days) £430 (with early booking discount £410)
Complete course (3 days) £680 (with early booking discount £650)
Complete course (4 days) £750 (with early booking discount £715)
The price of the course includes lunches, beverages and snacks but does not include accommodation. Delegates can find reasonably priced hotels and guest houses within easy distance of the venue.
A complimentary copy of the latest edition of the book MRI in Practice is usually provided.
*Please note that course prices vary by country, calendar-year and by venue. This reflects room-hire costs, AV-hire costs, levels of sponsorship, international transportation costs and catering costs. Please check pricing with the organiser at the time of booking.
1.1 The Course Organisers
The live MRI in Practice course is presented internationally in 22 countries. The presenters are Dr. Catherine Westbrook and Dr. John Talbot (hereafter identified as the presenters).
In most cases the presenters are contracted to deliver the course by a local course organiser who administers the course, takes payments from delegates and is usually registered for VAT etc. In some cases the organiser may be a registered company involved in health, education or both.
All requests for information relating to the administration of the courses including payments, refunds etc should be directed to the relevant course organiser. This can be done by using the on-line info request forms relating to each course. These may be on third-party websites.
Courses held in the USA and the Netherlands are organised directly by www.mrieducation.com and all enquiries should be directed to email@example.com.
1.2 Course Content
The course materials are updated constantly, to keep pace with changes within the field of MRI and to take advantage of the latest presentation technology and as such the course content may vary over time. The programme provided on this web site and in our promotional materials is for guidance only and we reserve the right to alter the timing and running order of the lectures to meet the requirements of the individual organiser and the venue.
1.3 Intellectual Property and Copyright Issues
The names MRI in Practice, and MRI in Practice / The Course are copyright 1992-present date Blackwell Science (Wiley Books) & Dr. Catherine Westbrook.
All text and graphics in this web site and in the course materials are copyright (2009-present date) Blackwell Science (Wiley Books) and Dr. John Talbot.
1.4 Audio and video recording of the live course content is strictly prohibited including (but not limited to) the use of mobile phones, iPods, iPads, tablet PCs, voice recorders, digital cameras and any type of computer. The presenters reserve the right to ask individual delegates to leave the lecture room in the event of them using any type of mobile electronic equipment including laptops. Lectures will not commence if there are any electronic devices in evidence at the beginning of each session. Mobile phones may be brought into the conference room, but must be switched off and stowed out of site during lectures. Charging of any devices in the lecture hall is STRICTLY FORBIDDEN.
We operate regular checks with an electronic detection system to ensure that covert recording devices are not being used. This uses optical and radiofrequency scanning.
The presenters will pause presentations in the event that any portable electronic device appears to be in use during a presentation. We have had to introduce these rules following attempts to make illegal video copies of the course materials and they are strictly enforced.
1.5 Visa Applications for International Courses
www.mrieducation.com are unable to provide letters of invitation for visa applicants. This is because we are based in the UK and are therefore not in a position to sponsor or support visa applications in countries other than the UK.
2.1 Course Pricing
Course pricing may vary by country and by venue and is set by the individual organisers (as defined in section 1.1). This will reflect the venue cost, the level of sponsorship and transport costs.
MRI in Practice (The Book) may be offered inclusive of the course fee in certain venues. Please check with the course organiser at the time of application. The course fee NEVER includes accommodation or travel.
For your peace of mind, all payments processed directly from www.mrieducation.com are arranged through Stripe. Stripe provide a secure, fraud-protected, banking infrastructure for on-line payments. Stripe payments may not be available from your international location.
For courses organised directly via www.mrieducation.com, (Payment via Stripe) delegates may cancel their place on a course at any time up to 30 days before the course start-date. Under these circumstances a refund may be requested (minus a £30.00 GBP deposit to cover administration charges).
IMPORTANT Cancellations made by delegates after the 30-day deadline cannot be refunded, and no refunds are available to delegates who fail to attend the course for any reason. This is because 3rd party costs such as venue seating allocations, delegate day-rate and catering are non-refundable and must be paid for by the course organisers in advance. Places may, however, be transferred to another person with the prior agreement of the course organiser.
Courses organised by other parties may impose a different fee for cancellation and offer a different cancellation policy. If in doubt contact the course organiser BEFORE paying.
For courses organised in the USA delegates may cancel their place on a course at any time up to 30 days before the course start-date. Under these circumstances a refund may be requested (minus a $50.00 USD deposit to cover administration charges). the company address is
2.4 Course Cancellation by the Organiser (VERY IMPORTANT)
The course has been running continuously for over 25 years and cancellations are rare (only on three occasions to date). In the unlikely event of a course cancellation please note that the presenters and course organisers (as defined in paragraph 1) are not responsible for reimbursing anything other than the registration fee (where applicable) or the deposit (where applicable). Course organisers are not responsible for the reimbursement of any additional costs incurred by delegates in connection to their attendance at the course (for example travel costs or accommodation costs). We therefore strongly advise delegates who are travelling to the host city and staying in the venue hotel (or elsewhere) to take out travel insurance to cover any lost expenditure in the event of a course cancellation. This is especially important if your travel costs are non-refundable.
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This is the traditional version of the course that has been running since 1992. In the UK (only) delegates may choose to attend the course in two blocks (2 days each), or undertake the whole course in one block (4 days).
The first two days cover the underpinning fundamentals of MRI and are essential for everyone - irrespective of previous experience.
The second two days cover additional important concepts.
• Delegates may attend in two blocks offering greater flexibility, allows employers to arrange staff cover more easily and may be suitable for practitioners who are very new to the field as they can learn the essentials, apply learning to clinical practice and then return for the additional concepts at a later date.
• There is late start on day 01 and an early finish on day 04 to facilitate transport to and from the course. This may appeal to delegates who are attending from distant locations.
• The days run consecutively - so radiographers who are at a comparatively advanced level may choose to attend for all four days in one block.
IMPORTANT - Days 3 and 4 are not offered as a stand-alone course. They are only available for delegates who have already attended days 1 and 2.
CPD endorsement from the Society and College of Radiographers is awarded on a whole-course basis. CPD certification is therefore only awarded to delegates who have attended all four days.
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This is a new adaptation of the course available from 2019. Delegates attend the entire course over three days. The content is identical to the four-day course, but each day runs from 9:00am to 5:00pm. The only other adaptation is that there is no requirement for a revision session. This is because there are no delegates returning to the course - which is the case for the four-day version (see above).
• The principal benefit of attending the three-day course is that delegates will only need to book 2 nights accommodation. Accommodation is not included in the course fee, so this represents a potential cost saving.
• Delegates enjoy all the benefits of the full course - but less time away from home. This may particularly appeal to international delegates travelling from abroad.
• Employers may find it more attractive, as staff cover will only be required for three days rather than four days (total).
• Ideal for those wishing to gain a full understanding in MRI in a compact and concise delivery.
The UK MRI in Practice Course is presented at:
Get directions from the map below - the star shows the exact venue location. Click the "Get Directions" button to plan your route (not supported on all browsers).
Use the "get directions" tab on the map above.
Leave the M5 at junction 10 or 11 and follow signs for Cheltenham.
GPS Coordinates 51°53'18.3"N 2°04'15.0"W
Cheltenham Spa Railway Station is approximately 7 minutes (1.5 miles) from Linton House by taxi, 28 minutes on foot.
Bus services originate from Pittville St. in the Town Centre.
Service F buses stop on Thirlestaine Rd ( approx 1 minute walk to venue) .
Service P buses stop on Sandford Road (approx 2minutes walk from venue).
Bristol Airport is approximately 50 miles by car.
Birmingham International Airport is approximately 50 miles by car.
London Heathrow Airport is approximately 90 miles by car.
London Luton Airport is approximately 90 miles by car.
Gatwick Airport is approximately 120 miles by car.
We started collecting anonymous statistics about the UK course at the end of 2018. Since then [feedbackuk-H26] course participants have each given us a score out of ten for the elements described below.
Our current level of satisfaction for the course as a whole is [feedbackuk-H27]/100.
The scores for our recent course (data collected on [feedbackuk-D1]) are shown below.
It was a well oiled machine! With physics not being my strong suit, for me it was beneficial to have it broken down in the way it was presented. Well done!
Lecturer knowledge and book included. Graphics really helpful and analogies put everything into context.
The visual diagrams were amazing and shows that a lot of work has gone into creating the course. As a person that is not naturally good at physics it really helped my understanding of the subject and kept me engaged in the presentation.
Fantastic and enjoyed it so much. Loved having the book.
Very good lectures, very well presented. Lots of analogies which helped me understand things!
Animations and analogies were very good and helped immensely. Like cross references to the book.
Lecturers, course material, analogies, communication ...all wonderful and brilliant.
*statistics and testimonials collected via Mentimeter anonymous on-line survey of course participants. Scores shown are weighted averages out of ten.
MRI in Practice is CPD endorsed by the Society and College of Radiographers.
The Certificate of Endorsement states that this course may support outcomes:
01. Practical skills
02. Knowledge base
03. Work safely
04. Legal/ethical frameworks or guidance
06. Manage knowledge/information
07. High-quality healthcare/education services
09. Inter-professional/agency working or learning
11. Workforce development or staff governance
18. Integration of education and employment
19. Evidence to support practice
If you are considering registering for an MRI course other than MRI in Practice, ask for evidence that they have CPD NOW endorsement and check how many of the above outcomes are supported. This is an important benchmark and without such it is likely that a course is not fit for purpose as a CPD resource.
In total, our course has been accredited and endorsed by the following prestigious institutions:
✓ The American Society of Radiologic Technologists
✓ The Australian Institute of Radiology
✓ The British Institute of Radiology
✓ The European Federation of Radiographic Societies (EFRS)
✓ Accreditatiebureau ADAP onderdeel van Stichting Kwaliteitsregister Paramedici
✓ The Forum for Professional Development - Norwegian Society of Radiographers
✓ The IEEE Engineering in Medicine & Biology Society, Croatia
✓ The Institute for Professional Development of Physicians in Sweden
✓ The Kuwait Institute of Medical Specialisation
✓ The Malta MRI Radiographers Society
✓ Norsk Radiografforbund
✓ The Qatar Health Congress
✓ The Romanian Radiology Society/College of Physicians,
✓ The Romanian Society of MRI Radiologists
✓ The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists
✓ The Society of Radiological Technicians and Nuclear Medicine Technicians of Serbia.
✓ Trinity College Dublin
✓ The UK College of Radiographers (CPD NOW)
✓ The University of Malta
✓ The University of Sharjah (Emirates),
✓ The University of Zagreb
We do not believe that any other MRI course in the World has so many affiliations, and we are very proud to have the support and accreditation from these institutions.
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