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NMED 0516 - Transport of Dangerous Goods: Radioactive Materials

Nuclear Medicine Part-time Studies Course

School of Health Sciences

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Course Details

This component of the Radiation Safety Officer Series focuses on the practical aspects of the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations with respect to Class 7 Radioactive Materials. It is designed for persons working or planning to work in an educational, medical or laboratory setting where radioactive materials are received or shipped by ground and/or air. The aim of this course is to provide the learner with the knowledge to handle, receive, prepare for transport and transport radioactive materials while protecting the safety of the public and adhering to all governing regulations. This is a self-directed course with all materials available online. A TDG Certificate will be issued to participants who successfully complete the online exam and achieve a passing grade.





Fall 2021

Below is one offering of this course for the Fall 2021 term.

CRN 36912

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This is an online learning course. Start any time. You have 4 weeks from the date you register to complete this course.


Joseph Cortese

Course Outline




  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. This self-guided online course provides training and learning assessment related to Transport Canada TDG Class 7 Radioactive Materials. Students are expected to contact the tutor by e-mail if they have questions during the study of the materials. A certificate of training will be issued following successful completion of the online exam with a passing grade.
  3. Important course information will be sent to you immediately after registering. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Recognize the regulating bodies that control the transportation of dangerous goods.
  • Identify what regulations/publications each organization is responsible for.
  • Determine if a worker is qualified to transport Class 7 Radioactive Materials.
  • Identify the required elements of a Training Certificate.
  • Recognize the symbols for all classes of dangerous goods.
  • Recognize what shipments are considered Class 7 Radioactive Materials.
  • Classify Class 7 Radioactive Materials into the appropraite category.
  • Determine what type of package is required for a specific shipment.
  • Describe the tests that must be passed in order for a package to be acceptable.
  • Explain the requirements of an overpack.
  • Recognize and identify safety marks found on dangerous goods shipments.
  • Recognize the difference between Radioactive I, II and III packages.
  • Calculate and verify the Transport Index (TI) of a radioactive shipment.
  • Recognize a UN number.
  • Explain the markings on the label of Class 7 dangerous good.
  • Explain the requirements for Class 7 packages transported by ground and air.
  • Complete a Shipper's Declaration for Dangerous Goods.
  • Identify the required placarding for a shipment of dangerous goods.
  • Describe the process of receiving a Class 7 Radioactive shipment.
  • Identify a package that has been tampered with or damaged.
  • Describe the process of disposing of or re-using shipping packages.
  • Identify a Dangerous Occurrence as defined by the CNSC.
  • Identify an Accidental Release as defined by Transport Canada.
  • Describe how to respond to an emergency situation, including the loss/theft of a radioactive shipment.
  • Outline the required information for an official report on a Dangerous Occurrence.

Effective as of Winter 2015


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