Main Menu

Radiation protection training course

Monday 8 – Friday 12 May 2017

Organised by The Joint Department of Physics of The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust and The Institute of Cancer Research, in association with The Department of Medical Engineering & Physics of King's College Hospital NHS Trust.

Course Outline

The course will provide the theoretical background and training necessary for the radiological protection requirements of both ionising and non-ionising radiations used in hospitals.

The main four-day module covers the following subject areas: radiation risks, dosimetry, biological effects, instrumentation, legislation, transport, emergencies, and safe practice in the medical uses of ionising radiations. As well as lectures, there will be small, informal workshop sessions which will provide for a range of interests. An optional fifth day will be run on radiation protection issues around the medical use of non-ionising radiations.

The course is at a level suitable for hospital physicists working in the field of radiation protection or those who want to expand their knowledge in this field. It is particularly suitable for those who wish to become Radiation Protection Advisers (RPA) and covers the Basic Underpinning Knowledge (Basic Syllabus) as set out in Annex 3 of the HSE statement on Radiation Protection Advisers.

The course is accredited within the IPEM CPD scheme.

A comprehensive course booklet and a certificate of attendance is provided. Those wishing to use the course towards RPA certification can sit an optional marked short exam.

Applications from abroad are welcome. 

Venue

Education & Conference Centre
The Royal Marsden
Stewart's Grove (off Fulham Road)
London 
SW3 6JJ

Course Overview

Day 1: Review & the effects of radiation

  • Historical Review
  • Interactions and Units
  • Sources of IR Exposure
  • Instrumentation
  • Risks and Effects
  • Protection of Progeny

 Day 2: Statutory requirements

  • Framework
  • Protection Agencies
  • IRR1999
  • IR(ME)R2000
  • EPR2010 / HASS
  • Transport Requirement

Day 3: Radiation protection in hospitals

  • Diagnostic Radiology
  • External Beam radiotherapy
  • Brachytherapy
  • Nuclear Medicine
  • Patient Doses & DRLs
  • PET & Cyclotron
  • Optional Assessment

Day 4: External influences & Emergencies

  • NRES and Research Ethics
  • RPA Certification
  • Emergencies
  • NAIR & Accidents
  • Guest Lecturer

Day 5: Non-Ionising Radiation Protection (optional)

  • Ultrasound
  • MRI & Spectroscopy
  • Microwave & RF
  • Ultra-Violet
  • LASERS

Days 1–4  Workshops

  • Role Play
  • The Unexpected
  • Auditing
  • Risk Assessment
  • Research Ethics Applications

(The organisers may need to alter the final programme to fulfil practical commitments.)

Course organisers

Mr Jim Thurston & Ms Jessica Sowden (The Royal Marsden)

Lecturers include

Miss Margaret Bidmead (The Royal Marsden)
Dr Elly Castellano (The Royal Marsden)
Mr Peter Childs (The Royal Marsden)
Mrs Patricia Clinch (King’s College Hospital)
Dr Neil Lewis (King’s College Hospital)
Dr Iain Murray (The Royal Marsden)
Mrs Brenda Pratt (The Royal Marsden)
Dr Ian Rivens (the ICR)
Dr Maria Schmidt (the ICR)
Ms Jessica Sowden (The Royal Marsden)
Mr Jim Thurston (The Royal Marsden)

Applicants

Course Fees

Full five days including optional module in non-ionising radiations:

£650 for applications received on or before 24 March 2017 
£750 for applications received after 24 March 2017

Four-day module on ionising radiations only:


£550 for applications received on or before 24 March 2017
£650 for applications received after 24 March 2017

Payment Options

  • Cheque - made payable to: Institute of Cancer Research - PHRJOL
  • Credit/debit card - provide details on the form, including the signature of the cardholder, or;

       -       pay over the phone - call RPTC Secretariat.

        -       pay over the phone - call RPTC Secretariat.

                (N.B. available also for applicants from abroad)

  • Invoice-registration form must quote valid purchase order number 
  • BACS/Overseas-please contact the RPTC Secretariat for details

Registration

Download the registration form

This is also available via the the IPEM Circular in December 2016.

Numbers of participants are strictly limited to provide a friendly open forum for debate, and to assist in the running of the workshops. Registration therefore is on a first-come-first-serve basis, there are no provisional bookings.

A place will be allocated only on receipt of registration form together with a cheque, valid quoted payment reference or completed bank transaction (credit/debit card or BACS).

Registration forms without a cheque or payment reference will not be processed.

Accommodation

Accommodation is available in nearby hotels, B&Bs and private houses. Details can be supplied on request by ticking the appropriate box on the registration form.

Further information

Further details on course content can be obtained from the course organisers:

Mr Jim Thurston Tel: +44 (0)20 7808 2509; or

Ms Jessica Sowden Tel: +44 (0)20 7808 2505

For registration details and any other queries contact the RPTC Secretariat:

Louise Sear Tel: +44 (0)20 8661 3075

Physics Department
The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust
Downs Road
Sutton, SM2 5PT

We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. By continuing to use this website, you are agreeing to our use of cookies on your device as described in our cookie policy. You can change your cookie settings at any time but parts of our site will not function correctly without them.