Radiation Basics and Consequences of Exposure to Radiation

The objective of this course is to provide an essential understanding of radiation, its types, units of measurement, biological effects, associated risks and principles of protection when dealing with radiation sources. The target audience is anyone who may be occupationally exposed to nuclear or radioactive material, or those who may be activated to respond to nuclear security threats/events, including governmental policy authorities, military / police / civil defense forces, customs and border protection, intelligence services, legislative authorities and regulatory and judiciary bodies, rescue and responder services.

Course syllabus:

  1. Radiation Basics

  2. Ionizing Radiation

  3. Radiation Effects and Risks of Exposure

  4. Use of Radioactive Sources and Devices

  5. Basics of Practical Protection