Master in  Laser and IPL safety training


Master in Laser and IPL safety training provides comprehensive training in the safe use of lasers, intense pulsed light (IPL) and LED devices. It is aimed at doctors, nurses and therapists.

An interactive laser safety course

This high-quality programme meets 'Core of Knowledge' standards set by the UK's Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), which oversees the safe use of medicines and medical devices in the UK. Therefore, it is essential training for all practitioners who use lasers in the aesthetic or medical sectors.

The highly interactive learning content includes photos, illustrations, videos and animations, to help reinforce learning and understanding. 

This programme has been developed by the British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (BAPRAS) and Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare.

Convenient online access

You can study online at your own pace and return to any sessions, as needed. At the end of the programme, you take a formal knowledge test. On successful completion, you'll be awarded a certificate endorsed by BAPRAS + Master in Laser and IPL safety training by Oxfford international Academy..


Master in Laser and IPL safety

3 000,00€ Regular Price
1 000,00€Sale Price
  • Session 1 – The Electromagnetic Spectrum

    • Characteristic features of optical radiation
    • Differences between ionising and non-ionising radiation
    • Characteristic features of lasers 
    • Comparison of lasers and non-coherent sources of optical radiation 

    Session 2 – What is a Laser?

    • How laser energy is created
    • Differences between pulsed and continuous wave beams
    • Components of a laser system
    • Beam delivery systems

    Session 3 – Laser-tissue Interactions

    • Laser-tissue interaction
    • Laser targets in the tissues
    • Absorption properties of tissue targets
    • Effect of laser parameters on laser-tissue interactions

    Session 4 – Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) and LED Devices

    • Characteristics of optical radiation produced by IPL and LED devices
    • Clinical applications of IPL and LED radiation
    • Delivery systems
    • Hazards related to clinical use of IPL and LED radiation

    Session 5 – Radiofrequency Devices

    • Characteristics of radiation produced by radiofrequency systems
    • Radiofrequency delivery systems
    • Clinical applications of radiofrequency systems
    • Hazards related to clinical use of radiofrequency radiation

    Session 6 – Beam and Non-beam Hazards of Lasers and Other Optical Radiation Devices

    • Effects of exposure and health hazards to the eye, skin and tissue
    • Principles of maximum permitted exposure
    • Equipment-related hazards
    • Electrical, fire and smoke plume hazards  

    Session 7 – Creating a Safe Environment for the Use of Lasers and Other Optical Radiation Devices

    • Relevant legislation and standards that pertain to optical radiation
    • Principles of safety management and administration
    • Roles of the laser protection adviser and supervisor
    • Safety procedures and policies, including risk assessment, local rules and the controlled area
    • The meaning of warning labels associated with optical radiation equipment

    Session 8 – How to Use Lasers and Other Optical Radiation Devices Safely

    • How to manage the equipment, including how to set up and check devices before use
    • Identifying the appropriate personal protection equipment for each system
    • The steps to take to ensure safe delivery of a treatment
    • Actions to be taken in the event of an emergency, untoward event or ‘near miss’