Basic training in radiation protection

November 16 - 20, 2020   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 its 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 work floor on a daily basis;
  • be aware of the complexity of nuclear applications.