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Fundamentals of Radiation

This three day course provides students with an overview of radiation detection, measurement, quantification and protection methods.  The agenda is designed to provide a solid foundation of knowledge for individuals who need a clear understanding of radiation basics for their jobs.  It is well suited for first responders, State and Government workers, medical workers, landfill operators, and others with the potential for contact with radioactive material.  The following topics are covered in this course:

  • Math Review – Basic Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry
  • Nuclear Physics Review
  • Radiation & Radioactivity
  • Interaction of Radiation with Matter
  • Radiation Exposure & Dose
  • Biological Effects of Radiation
  • Radiological Hazards
  • Principles of Radiation Detection & Measurement
  • Radiation Protection Regulation Overview