RDGY20230 Radiation Protection

Academic Year 2022/2023

This module examines radiation protection relevant to diagnostic imaging, including: the physical and biological effects of exposure to ionising radiation; how dose is measured and monitored; the principles of radiation protection and their application in the clinical environment; and the regulation of the use ionising radiation. It also explores current questions and controversies in radiation protection and considers the role of the radiographer in clinical radiation protection.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

1. Demonstrate a good understanding of the fundamentals of radiation biology, radiation effects, dose and risk
2. Understand the core principles of radiation protection and apply them to the clinical setting
3. Demonstrate a good understanding of the legislation and governance relating to radiation protection
4. Describe the principles and use of dosimetry and patient dose monitoring
5. Discuss roles, responsibilities and approaches to radiation protection in the hospital enviroment
6. Discuss topical issues relevant to clinical radiation protection

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours


Seminar (or Webinar)


Specified Learning Activities


Autonomous Student Learning




Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
The modules incorporates lectures, expert sessions and panel discussions with guest speakers, reflection, practical sessions and discussion 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Not applicable to this module.
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Assignment: Assignment covering key topics in contemporary clinical radiation protection and dose management Coursework (End of Trimester) n/a Graded No


Examination: Examination Unspecified No Other Yes


Continuous Assessment: Regular online tasks to be completed Throughout the Trimester n/a Pass/Fail Grade Scale No


Carry forward of passed components
Resit In Terminal Exam
Spring No
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
• Group/class feedback, post-assessment
• Peer review activities

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Individual feedback will be given on discussions and assignment after they conclude; the lecturer will also give group feedback during the discussion period. The results of the examination will be communicated individually after the examination and group feedback given on areas of common strength / weakness. Peer feedback will be available for some activity.

Name Role
Assoc Professor Shane Foley Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Ms Shauna Murphy Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Ms Marie-Louise Ryan Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Timetabling information is displayed only for guidance purposes, relates to the current Academic Year only and is subject to change.
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 6 Tues 10:00 - 10:50
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 8, 10 Tues 10:00 - 10:50
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 Tues 15:00 - 15:50
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12 Wed 09:00 - 09:50