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Radiation Safety Officer Administration NMED 5161

Nuclear Medicine Part-time Studies Course

Course details

This course is one of a series intended for individuals preparing to assume the responsibilities of Radiation Safety Officer (RSO) or RSO Assistant in a health care, laboratory or educational facility utilizing radioactive materials. Course modules are designed to enable students to fulfil Canadian Radiation Protection Association core level competencies pertaining to program administration, employee qualifications and performance, inspections, audits and investigations. Students will explore, interpret and apply Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission regulations to create components of a customized radiation safety program relating to administrative responsibilities. Assignments involve scenario-based exercises suitable for application in a working environment or a simulated setting.

Prerequisite(s)

  • Diploma of Technology in Nuclear Medicine or equivalent or prior knowledge of radiation physics and experience handling radioactive materials.

Credits

1.0

Cost

$304.23 - $310.38 See individual course offerings below for actual costs.

Course offerings

Spring/Summer 2022

Below is one offering of NMED 5161 for the Spring/Summer 2022 term.

CRN 58958

Duration

Tue Apr 19 - Sun Jun 05 (7 weeks)

  • 7 weeks
  • CRN 58958
  • $304.23
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Apr 19 - Jun 05 N/A N/A Online
Instructor

Joseph Cortese

Course outline

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Cost

$304.23

Important information
  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.
  3. Internet delivered course. Email the instructor Joe Cortese at jcortese@bcit.ca with any questions about this course and for pre-readings.
Status

In Progress

This course offering is in progress. Please check this page for other currently available offerings or subscribe to receive email updates.

Fall 2022

Below is one offering of NMED 5161 for the Fall 2022 term.

CRN 35320

Duration

Mon Sep 12 - Fri Oct 28 (7 weeks)

  • 7 weeks
  • CRN 35320
  • $310.38
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 12 - Oct 28 N/A N/A Online
Instructor

TBD

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Cost

$310.38

Important information
  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.
  3. Email the instructor Joe Cortese at jcortese@bcit.ca for any questions about this course.
Status

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, the student will be able to:

  • Interpret and apply Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission acts and regulations to create the administrative components of a customized radiation safety program.
  • Administer a safety program that provides effective control of radiation protection activities in accordance with Federal and Provincial regulations.
  • Discern the requirements for a license.
  • Differentiate between license types and applications.
  • Negotiate the mechanisms to apply for a license.
  • Ensure best practices that reflect safe use of radioactive material, concern for public safety and adherence to ALARA principles.
  • Establish a system to document, recover and readily access information regarding the use of radioactive materials.
  • Assess, advance and promote the radiation safety skills of employees.
  • Perform radiation safety inspections, safety audits and investigations.

Effective as of Fall 2007

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