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Radiation Safety

Vak 2016-2017

Description

This course will train you for Health Physics expert level 5B. The courses health physics level 5 concern the safe handling of radioactive sources and radiation producing equipment with a limited irradiation risk. Closed sources and X-ray equipment are dealt with in the level 5A course; the extended level 5B course also discusses working with open radioactive compounds that also cause a limited risk of radioactive contamination. Both courses provide a broad introduction in health physics and are mainly concerned with practical radiation safety. Health physics level 5B is the minimal required level to work independently in a radionuclide laboratory.

Coordinator

Dr. M. Schouwenburg

Admission requirement

Students of Bio-Pharmaceutical Sciences.

Mode of instruction

The courses health physics level 5 consist of a practical and theoretical part. Active participation in the practical part of the course is obligatory. In this part a few experiments are performed to get acquainted with the basic skills of radiation protection and to clarify the theory. No reports have to be written, the course staff will assess the practical work skills during the experiments.

Reading list

Will be announced during the lectures.

Course objectives

The courses health physics level 5 concern the safe handling of radioactive sources and radiation producing equipment with a limited irradiation risk.

Assessment method

Written exam and assessment of practical work.

Timetable

The course usually takes place in October and February.

Registration

For information and enrolment, please contact the study adviser of the master BPS.
Application via uSis. Registration closes 1 month before the start of the course.

Remarks

Master students who need the course for their Research Project are given priority.