• Radiation Protection Officer Course (Advanced) February 24 -25 (Online + Face to Face)
  • Radiation Protection Officer Course (Advanced) February 24 -25 (Online + Face to Face)

Radiation Protection Officer Course (Advanced) February 24 -25 (Online + Face to Face)

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Course Description:                           

A comprehensive course that provides the technical and practical information to be a radiation safety officer. It covers all the necessary information in accordance with the requirements of Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulations (FANR) and also useful for anyone who works with radioactive materials.

 Course Aim:                                        

At the end of the course, the participant will be able to understand the basic radiation physics and its characteristics and to develop the ability to critically assess radiation exposure risks associated with the use, storage and disposal of radioactive materials in medical facility in preparation to take responsibility as Radiation Protection Officer.

Target Audience: 

  • Allied Health Professionals
  • Radiation Protection officers - who deal with Radiation Safety issues on a daily basis.
  • Staff who want to be a Radiation Protection Officer.
  • Radiologists and interventional radiologists.
  • All Physicians in medical, surgical, acute diagnostic divisions Radiographers and radiology technologists.
  • Radiation exposure workers.
  • Dentists, Dental clinic staff.
  • Operation theatre staff.
  • Cath lab staff

Course Contents

This course is in accordance with FANR Curriculum

I. Review of Fundamentals I: Nature of Ionizing Radiation and Radiation Physics

 I.1 Basic Physics and Mathematics used in Radiation Protection

I.2. Classification of Radiation

I.3. Radiation Sources

I.4. Need for Radiation Protection

I.5. Radiation Protection in Medical Imaging

Review of Fundamentals II: Physics in Medical Imaging Modalities (X-ray, CT and Ultrasound)

  1. A. X-ray Physics (On-line) 

A.1 Structure of Atoms

A.2 Production of X-rays 

A.3 Interaction with Matter 

A.4 Properties of X-rays and Gamma rays

A.5 Absorbed Dose

A.6 Filtration

  1. B. Computed Tomography (CT) Physics (Online) 

B.1 History and Introduction

B.2 Principles of Computed Tomography

B.3 The CT Imaging System

B.4 Image Construction and Processing

B.5 CT Acquisition

B.6 Image Quality

B.7 Artefacts

  1. C. Ultrasound Physics (Online) 

C.1 Introduction to Physics for Ultrasound

C.2 Ultrasound plane waves

C.3 Ultrasonic Properties of Biological Tissues

C.4 Ultrasonic transduction

C.5 Doppler Physics

C.6 Biological Effects of Ultrasound

C.7 Modes of Ultrasound

C.8 Array System Principles

C.9 B-Mode Instrumentation and Signal Processing

C.10 Modern Imaging Methods

C.11 Colour Flow Imaging

C.12 Image Artefacts and Quality Assurance

  1. D. Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Physics (Online) 

D.1 Introduction

D.2 Nuclear Medicine Resonance

D.3 Relaxation and Tissue Contrast

D.4 MR Spectroscopy

D.5 Spatial Encoding and Basic Pulse Sequences

D.6. Hardware

D.7 Basic Image Quality Issues

D.8 MR Image Acquisition and Reconstruction

D.9. Artefacts

D.10 Safety and Bioeffects

 II. Radiation Quantities and Measurements

II.1 Quantities and Units

II.2 Dosimetric calculations and measurements

II.3. Principles of radiation detection and measurements

 III. Biological Effects of Ionizing Radiation

 III.1 Effects of radiation at the molecular and cellular level

III.2 Deterministic effects

III.3 Stochastic somatic effects

III.4 Stochastic hereditary effects

III.5 Effects on embryo and foetus

III.6 Epidemiological studies and issues

III.7 The Concept of radiation detriment

IV. Principles of Radiation Protection and International Framework

IV.1 Radiation Protection and Detriment

IV.2 Practice Justification

IV.3 Individual Dose Limits/Reference Dose Levels


IV.5 Special Considerations 

 V. FANR I: Regulatory Control

V.1 Legal Framework for radiation protection and the safe use of radiation sources.

V.2 Regulatory System

V.3 Assessment of the effectiveness of the regulatory programmes.

 VI. FANR II. Radiation Protection and Safety Programme Advise for Diagnostic Radiology

VI.1 Safety Assessment

VI.2 Occupational Protection

VI.3 Individual and Workplace Monitoring

VI.4 Patient Exposure Protection

VI.5 Public Protection

VI.6 Employee Training

VI.7 Radiation Safety Policies

VI.8 Management Structure

VI.9 Radiation Protection Officer

VI.10 Operating Procedure

VI.11 Incident Reporting and Investigations

VI.12 Facilities and Equipment: Information on Floor Plans

VI.13 Management Control of Radiation Sources

VI. 14 Quality Control of Radiation Sources

VI.15 Quality Assurance Protection and Safety Program

 VII. Assessment of External and Internal Exposure

VII.1 Introduction

VII.2 International Guidance and Recommendations for Occupational Radiation Monitoring

VII.3 Status of Monitoring Practice

VII.4 Development in Monitoring Methods and Techniques

VII.5 Outlook

VII.6 Conclusions

 VIII. Protection Against Occupational Exposure

VIII.1 Organization and management.

VIII. 2 Methods of protection and the safe use of radiation sources; optimization

VIII.3 Individual and workplace monitoring

VIII.4 Health surveillance

VIII.5 Potential exposures

VIII.6 Protection against occupational exposure in diagnostic radiology

 IX. Medical Exposure in Diagnostic Radiology

IX.1 Scope and Responsibilities.

IX.2 Justification of Medical Exposures.

IX.3 Optimization of Protection for Medical Exposures

IX.4 Quality Assurance.

IX.5 Accidental Exposures in Medical Applications

X. Radiation Safety Committee-FANR Licensing Procedure and Section D.

X.1 Radiation Safety Committee

X.2 Radiation Protection Arrangements

X.3 Radiation safety policies

X.4 Facilities and Equipment

X.5 Programme to Ensure Control of Radiation Sources

X.6 Quality Assurance

XI. Training

XI.1 Training Needs

XI.2 Setting Up A Training Plan

Course Date: 

24. February 2022 (online)

25 February 2022 (face to face) 


    • Provides the technical and practical information needed to be a radiation safety officer.
    • Covers awareness of the content of any special requirements for permanent facility or site operations and the importance of complying with these.
    • The course fee includes Lunch, Refreshments, and provides up to 16 CPD points. 


08:30- Registration

09:00-17:00 Class 


  • Lunch 
  • Coffee breaks and refreshments
  • CPD certificate with up to 14 CPD Points



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Dubai Healthcare City

P.O Box 505226, Dubai. UAE.

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