E009: Radiation Protection
This course will explain what radiation is, the various types of ionizing radiation including alpha, beta, gamma and neutron radiation. The concept of physical half-life of a radioisotope will be explained and various sources of radiation including background radiation will be discussed. An overview of radiation exposure and contamination of radiation externally and internally will be defined. Radiation safety tenets of time, distance and appropriate or effective shielding will be explained. Types of radiation detectors and personal dosimetry devices / badges / techniques will be explained. A brief overview of radiation biology concerning human health effects to high levels of radiation exposure will be explained and decontamination procedures will be explained as well as proper disposal techniques.
Academic Faculty/Staff, Federal Government Employees, State Government Employees, Local Government Employees, Non-Government Employees and Students
- Explain what radiation is
- Explain the different types of radiation including alpha, beta, gamma and neutron radiation
- Explain common sources of radiation
- Explain the difference between radiation exposure and internal and external contamination
- Explain the three tenets of radiation safety, time, distance and appropriate or effective shielding
- Explain different types of radiation monitors and dosimeters
- Explain basics tenets of radiation biology and concerns of human health effects
- Explain basic decontamination techniques and proper disposal techniques for radioactive materials
Norman E. Bolus, MPH, CNMT
Director, Assistant Professor & Clinical Coordinator
Nuclear Medicine Technology Program
Clinical & Diagnostic Sciences Department
UAB School of Health Professions
- 2.00 Participation/CETulane Professional and Continuing Education (PaCE) awards 2.00 hour(s) of credit for completing E009: Radiation Protection
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