Radiation Safety

Caution Radioactive 

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The course includes a mandatory practical lab session that you can register for after all the modules have been completed.

Topics covered in the course include:

  • Atomic structure and stability
  • The nature of radioactive decay
  • Charged particles and photon interactions with matter
  • Neutron production and interactions with matter
  • Radiation exposure and dose measurement
  • Radioactivity measurement
  • Counting statistics
  • Radiation effects on DNA
  • Radiation effects on cells
  • Radiation effects on tissue
  • Biological dose units
  • Stochastic effects on radiation
  • Sources of ionizing radiation
  • Radiation protection principles
  • External radiation hazards
  • Internal radiation hazards
  • Laboratory rules and regulations
Prerequisite: Lab Safety