MED/MPD Testing

appnbkAn Introduction to Minimal Erythema Dose (MED) and Minimal Phototoxic Dose (MPD) Testing

Course Duration: One Day

Venue: Jurys Inn, CARDIFF
(formerly known as Parc Hotel)

Course Fee: £145

Date: To be Advised


Phototherapy and PUVA are complex therapies where the phototherapist is often required to make a decision regarding the initial treatment. Whilst skin typing may be utilised in some circumstances, it is not as effective as performing MED/MPD testing and may lead to under/overdosing the patient on the first treatment. Performing MED/MPD tests on patients prior to commencement of UV phototherapy enables the phototherapist to deliver safe, therapeutic treatments.

This one day intensive MED/MPD testing course for phototherapists will address both the theoretical and practical aspects of carrying out these tests in accordance with best practice.

Example Programme

Course Aims

• To critique relevant literature/research
• To discuss the reasoning behind MED/MPD tests.
• To introduce participants to a variety of methods for MED/MPD testing.
• To enable the participants to engage in practical workshops where these methods can be tried in a safe environment.

Fees – What’s Included?

The course fee includes lunch and refreshments during the teaching day, and associated teaching materials. Accommodation costs are not included, but there are a wide range of hotels in Cardiff City Centre within walking distance of the venue if you are planning to stay.

Payment of the course fees is to be made in full 8 weeks before commencement of the course. If payment is not received, the place will be given to the first person on the waiting list. We will not send reminders so would advise payment on receipt of invoice.

Application Process

When course dates are published and places are available, please see details of how to apply.

Forthcoming Dates

Date: To Be Advised
Venue: Jurys Inn, CARDIFF (formerly known as Parc Hotel)