RPS Course for Diagnostic Radiology, Nuclear Medicine and Radiotherapy
This is a course for radiation protection supervisors (RPSs) working in diagnostic radiology (x-ray), nuclear medicine and radiotherapy.
The course will cover the HSE syllabus, including: The role of the RPS, an introduction to radiation physics, radiation risks and biological effects, practical radiation protection in x-ray, nuclear medicine and radiotherapy, the Ionising Radiations Regulations, staff dosimetry, personal protective equipment and local rules. There will be break out sessions in the afternoon to cover specialist topics in x-ray, nuclear medicine and radiotherapy.
For x-ray RPSs, the course will be one day only, finishing at 5pm on 25th March.
Nuclear medicine and radiotherapy RPSs are additionally invited to join us for the morning of 26th March to cover the EPR regulations. The end time on 26th March will be 12pm.
The course format will be pre-course reading, lectures, and group exercises and discussions.
A short booklet indroducing basic concepts in radiation safety will sent electronically before the course. You will receive a printed handbook with all the slides from the day. There will be a short open book test for those who would like an RPS course certificate.
Tea, coffee and lunch provided for paying attendees.