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NMED 5160 - Radiation Safety Officer Practice

Nuclear Medicine Part-time Studies Course

School of Health Sciences

Course Details

This course is one of a set intended for individuals preparing to assume the responsibilities of a 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 exposure and dose control, instrumentation and equipment, radioactivity inventory management, personnel dosimetry, contamination control and emergency procedures. Students will investigate, interpret and apply Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission regulations to create components of a customized radiation safety program relating to practice. Assignments involve scenario-based exercises suitable for application in a working environment or a simulated setting.

Credits

2.0

Cost

$530.40 - $564.70 See individual course offerings below for actual costs.

Winter 2018

Below is one offering of this course for the Winter 2018 term.

CRN 74050

Mon Jan 08 - Sat Mar 31 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 08 - Mar 31 Online

Instructor

Joseph Cortese

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$530.40

Notes

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

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

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Spring/Summer 2018

Below is one offering of this course for the Spring/Summer 2018 term.

CRN 57204

Mon Apr 02 - Sat Jun 23 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Apr 02 - Jun 23 Online

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$564.70

Notes

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

This section is only available for registration starting Wed, Feb 21 at 9:00 am (PST)

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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, the student will be able to:

  • Control and monitor radiation exposure to workers and the public.
  • Apply regulatory requirements in the screening and bioassay of volatile radio-iodines.
  • Assess protective methods employed in radiation areas.
  • Evaluate and manage optimal use of radiation safety equipment.
  • Apply ALARA principles to formulate departmental protocol relating to radiation protection measures.
  • Manage radioactive inventory including purchasing through to disposal.
  • Evaluate potential internal and external radiation exposure hazards.
  • Develop and respond to action levels regarding personnel radiation exposure.
  • Monitor, control and evaluate contamination in the workplace.
  • Develop and implement emergency response plans to radiation incidents.
  • Interpret and apply Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission regulations to create components of a customized radiation safety program relating to practice.

Effective as of Spring/Summer 2007

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