The course provides the theoretical background and training necessary for the radiological protection requirements of both ionising and non-ionising radiations used in hospitals.
The main 4 day module (Monday until Thursday) covers the following subject areas: radiation risks, dosimetry, biological effects, instrumentation, legislation, transport, emergencies, and safe practice in the medical uses of ionising radiations.
The additional (optional) 1 day module on Friday covers non-ionising radiation protection. As well as lectures, there will be small informal workshop sessions covering a range of practical issues.
The course is at a level suitable for hospital physicists working in the field of radiation protection or those who want to expand their knowledge in this field. It is particularly suitable for those wishing to become Radiation Protection Advisers (RPA) and covers the Basic Underpinning Knowledge (Basic Syllabus) as set out in Annex 3 of the HSE statement on Radiation Protection Advisers.
Those wishing to use the course towards RPA certification can sit an optional marked short exam.
The next course will be held from Monday 22nd to Friday 26th April 2024.