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Successful completion of the course will enable the student to:
1. Provide a theoretical and practical basis for radiation safety workers to meet legal requirements.
2. Understand the following subject areas in a general context: units of radiation exposure and dose; biological effects of ionising radiation; radiation detection and measurement; Irish legal issues and international framework in radiation safety; assessment of internal and external exposures; protection against occupational exposure; emergency planning; non-ionising radiation.
3. Establish the understanding from which such they may develop practical expertise in radiation safety.
4. Demonstrate their detailed professional knowledge from their own field and be required to debate and apply current research and practice into the wider professional arena in a multidisciplinary context.
5. Critically evaluate radiation safety policies and procedures in their professional lives.
6. Critically evaluate the radiation safety principles and their role within it.
7. Consider the handling of multifaceted issues in which judgements are made whilst reflecting upon the wider professional issues and the responsibilities of their role as a professional within this area.
8. Examine current issues in radiation safety and apply these to clinical/industrial decision-making and problem solving processes.
9. Have the ability to critically reflect and evaluate their individual professional practice and knowledge base in order to recognize their need for continuous professional development and lifelong learning.
10. Demonstrate ability to source and analyse relevant literature. This will be examined at the end of semester.
|Student Effort Type||Hours|
|Specified Learning Activities||
|Autonomous Student Learning||
- BSc Radiography, BSc Radiation Therapy or equivalent.
- BSc Physics or equivalent.
- An individual named on the General Register of the Medical Council or on the Register of the UK General Medical Council.
- An individual named on the Register of Dentists held by the Dental Council of Ireland or on the Dentists Register of the UK General Dental Council.
- Nurses registered with an Bord Altranais.
- An individual named on the Register of the Veterinary Council of Ireland or on the Register of Members of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons.
- A good standard of education (minimum of Leaving Certificate or equivalent) with evidence of ongoing training in the area of Radiation Safety and professional experience in a field utilising ionising radiation and operating under current legislation (SI 256/ SI30 for diagnostic exposures).
- Be currently employed in a facility which uses ionising radiation within the State regulated and licensed by the Radiation Protection Institute of Ireland or within similarly regulated and licensed facilities internationally.
- Demonstrate a commitment to continuing professional development (CPD) within the realms of radiation protection.
- Be computer literate and have continuous internet access for the duration of the programme.
|Description||Timing||Component Scale||% of Final Grade|
|Examination: An online Multiple Choice examination based on Sections 1 and 2||Unspecified||Yes||Alternative linear conversion grade scale 40%||No||
|Assignment: Written assignment based on Section 5||Unspecified||n/a||Graded||No||
|Assignment: Final assessment incorporating all sections||Unspecified||n/a||Graded||No||
|Assignment: Poster assignment based on Sections 3 & 4||Unspecified||n/a||Graded||No||
|Remediation Type||Remediation Timing|
|Repeat||Within Two Trimesters|
• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
• Online automated feedback
Students will receive individual MCQ results online after the exam closes. Individual feedback will be provided for all written assignments.
|Dr Emer Kenny||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|
|Assoc Professor Luis Leon Vintro||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|
|Dr Michelle O'Connor||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|
|Ms Marie-Louise Ryan||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|
|Mr Adam Tattersall||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|
|Dr Rachel Toomey||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|
|Mrs Allison Kacperski||Tutor|
|Mr Andrew McGovern||Tutor|