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.