Laser User ‘Core of Knowledge’ Laser Physics and Safety Course

The Online Laser Training (OLT) Radiation Health-approved (ED220) Laser User ‘Core of Knowledge’ Laser Physics and Safety Course is delivered online at: https://pastichetraining.litmos.com/self-signup/register/523406.

The course comprises 4 units of learning each with video presentations supported by downloadable course workbooks and slide transcripts. At the end of each unit of learning a multiple-choice questions (MCQ) test with an 80% pass-mark has to be completed before moving on to the next unit. Learners can take the MCQ test up to 5 times before being locked-out of the course and a 'results option' allows learners to review their answers before a re-take. Upon successful completion, the learner downloads a certificate of achievement before receiving an independent award certificate from Open College Network, OCN Credit4Learning.

Participants completing this course will satisfy the requirements of the theoretical components of the required competencies for persons wishing to obtain a use licence for surgical, cosmetic and maintenance procedures; and radiation safety officer certificate for surgical and cosmetic practices under the Queensland Government Radiation Safety Act 1999. The course content is biased towards cutaneous laser/IPL cosmetic procedures (hair reduction, photo rejuvenation, pigmented and vascular lesion treatments, acne and tattoo removal) although medical/surgical applications are covered briefly (OBGYN, ENT, surgery, ophthalmic treatments, EVLT, laser lipolysis and laser vaginal skin tightening).

The four units of the Laser User ‘Core of Knowledge’ Laser Physics and Safety Course are:

  • Section 1: Laser/intense light generation and characteristics
  • Section 2: Hazards and risks from equipment and laser/IPL beams
  • Section 3: Laser/intense light source radiation - tissue interaction
  • Section 4: Relevant legislation and safety standards (Australia & New Zealand)

This e-learning course is a collaboration of the current evidence-based and consensus-based practices listed in the Joint Australian / New Zealand Standard AS/NZ 4173:2018 Guide to the safe use of lasers in healthcare, International Electrical Technical Commission AS/NZ IEC TR 60825-14:2004-02 Safety of laser products – Part 14: A user’s guide, AS/NZ 2211.1:2004 Laser Safety, AS/NZS 1336:1997 Recommended practices for occupational eye protection, the American National Standards for the Safe Use of Lasers ANSI Z136.1 2014, American National Standards for the Safe Use of Lasers ANSI Z136.3 2011, OSHA regulations, and the FDA’s Federal Laser Product Performance Standards (21 CFR 1040).

The course costs AUD299 per learner for individuals enrolling online. The course is also offered as part of ACAM’s Diploma Program.

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For further information, please contact:
Dr Godfrey Town Ph.D.
godfreytown@mac.com