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4/2003 Rev 2 I.1.1 – slide 1 of 13 Session I.1.1 Part I Review of Fundamentals Module 1Introduction Session 1Learning Objectives, Course Table of Contents IAEA Post Graduate Educational Course Radiation Protection and Safety of Radiation Sources
4/2003 Rev 2 I.1.1 – slide 2 of 13 Overview The aim of the “Postgraduate Educational Course in Radiation Protection and the Safety of Radiation Sources” is to meet the needs of professionals at graduate level, or the equivalent, for initial training to acquire a sound basis in radiation protection and the safety of radiation sources The course also aims to provide the necessary basic tools for those who will become trainers in radiation protection and in the safe use of radiation sources in their countries
4/2003 Rev 2 I.1.1 – slide 3 of 13 Overview It is designed to provide both theoretical and practical training in the multidisciplinary scientific and/or technical bases of international recommendations and standards on radiation protection and their implementation The participants should have had a formal education to a level equivalent to a university degree in the physical, chemical or life sciences or engineering and should have been selected to work in the field of radiation protection and the safe use of radiation sources in their countries
4/2003 Rev 2 I.1.1 – slide 4 of 13 Overview The present revision of the Standard Syllabus takes into account the requirements of the BSS “Radiation Protection and Safety of Radiation Sources: International Basic Safety Standards. Interim Edition”, IAEA General Safety Requirements Part 3, GSR Part 3 (Interim) (2011) and recommendations of related Safety Guides, as well as experience gained from the “Postgraduate Educational Course on Radiation Protection and Safety of Radiation Sources” held in several regions in recent years
4/2003 Rev 2 I.1.1 – slide 5 of 13 Learning Objectives PART I: Review of Fundamentals Objective: To gain a basic knowledge of nuclear physics and related matters. PART II: Quantities and Measurements Objective: To understand dosimetric quantities and their measurement units and to perform related calculations. To be familiar with different types of radiation detectors and their operating principles, their characteristics and limitations. To be able to choose the appropriate detector for a given radiation field and dosimetric quantities.
4/2003 Rev 2 I.1.1 – slide 6 of 13 Learning Objectives PART III: Biological Effects of Ionizing Radiation Objective: To become familiar with the mechanisms of different types of biological effects following exposure to ionizing radiation. To be aware of the models used to derive risk coefficients for estimating the detriment.
4/2003 Rev 2 I.1.1 – slide 7 of 13 Learning Objectives PART IV: Principles of Radiation Protection and the International Framework Objective: To become aware of the ICRP’s conceptual framework and international recommendations on radiation protection and the safe use of radiation sources. To become acquainted with the role played by international organizations in radiation protection.
4/2003 Rev 2 I.1.1 – slide 8 of 13 Learning Objectives PART V: Regulatory Control Objective: To become acquainted with the elements of a regulatory infrastructure for radiation protection and the safe use of radiation sources. PART VI: Assessment of External and Internal Exposures Objective: To be able to estimate the doses to individuals arising from both external and internal exposure.
4/2003 Rev 2 I.1.1 – slide 9 of 13 Learning Objectives PART VII: Protection Against Occupational Exposure Objective: To be able to use the occupational radiation protection concepts in developing a radiation protection programme for any practice. PART VIII: Medical Exposures in Diagnostic Radiology, Radiotherapy and Nuclear Medicine Objective: To be able to apply the radiation protection principles to medical exposure. To understand the concepts used to calculate the dose to patient and to carry out quality assurance procedures.
4/2003 Rev 2 I.1.1 – slide 10 of 13 Learning Objectives PART IX: Exposure of the Public Due to Practices Objective: To become aware of the various pathways by which the public might be exposed to radiation as a result of practices and methods for determining doses. PART X: Intervention in Situations of Chronic and Emergency Exposure Objective: To develop an awareness of the causes and consequences of situations of chronic exposure, and of radiological and nuclear accidents and approaches to mitigate their consequences.
4/2003 Rev 2 I.1.1 – slide 11 of 13 Learning Objectives PART XI: Training the Trainers Objective: To be able to organize and implement national training courses. To develop didactic skills.
4/2003 Rev 2 I.1.1 – slide 12 of 13 Part I - Review of fundamentals (2.0 weeks) Part II - Quantities, units and measurements(1.5 weeks) Part III - Biological effects of ionizing radiation(1.0 week) Part IV - Principles of radiation protection and the international framework (0.5 weeks) Part V - Regulatory control (1.5 weeks) Part VI - Assessment of external and internal exposures (2.5 weeks) Part VII - Protection against occupational exposure(3.0 weeks) Course Schedule
4/2003 Rev 2 I.1.1 – slide 13 of 13 Part VIII - Medical exposures in diagnostic radiology, radiotherapy and nuclear medicine(2.0 weeks) Part IX - Exposure of the public due to practices(1.5 weeks) Part X - Intervention in situations of chronic and emergency exposure(1.5 weeks) Part XI - Training the trainers (1.0 week) Total - (18.0 weeks) Course Schedule