Basic training in radiation protection

November 18 - 22, 2019   Mol (BELGIUM)

Upon completion of the course, participants will

In terms of knowledge

  • Know and understand the origin, properties and applications of ionizing radiation
  • Name and explain the interaction mechanisms between radiation and matter
  • Name the main health risks related to exposure to ionizing radiation
  • Understand and explain  the fundamental principles of the radiation protection system and her applications, as laid down in national and international legislation
  • Have insight in the organization of radiation protection in regular and emergency situations
  • Understand the different dosimetric quantities
  • Know different measurement methods and equipment for environmental and personal dosimetry
  • Know the characteristics of Radon and naturally occurring radioactive materials

In terms of skills

  • Be able to use different measurement devices to characterize sources an measure doses
  • Apply proper dose reduction measures: reduce exposure time, increase distance, and select and calculate shielding
  • Be able to develop contextual and ethical reasoning as a relevant skill when considering radiation protection issues

In terms of competences

  • Apply the main principles of operational radiation protection on the workfloor on a daily basis
  • Be aware of the complexity of nuclear applications