NAME 09. Radiation Protection
COURSE STARTS Open Enrollment
COURSE ENDS 7 weeks to complete from date of registration
COURSE DESCRIPTION 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.