Designed for health physicists, medical physicists, radiation safety officers and others who have radiation dose assessment and/or radiological control responsibilities, the 4½-day Health Physics in Radiation Emergencies course, offered by the Radiation Emergency Assistance Center/Training Site (REAC/TS) at the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE), presents an advanced level of information on event reconstruction and dose assessments/estimations while integrating physics with medicine.

This opportunity allows for interaction with medical practitioners regarding recommendations for the diagnosis and treatment of radiological/nuclear injuries and illnesses. Specific topics include acute local and total body radiation exposure; internal and external contamination; and combined injuries. Other topics covered in the course consist of internal and external dosimetry; biodosimetry and bioassay techniques; and public information management.

Demonstrations, laboratory exercises and problem-solving sessions complement classroom lectures. It is highly recommended that participants have an understanding of radiation science before attending this course.

Scheduled training dates 

  • To be determined

Fee: $250

Credits: The American Academy of Health Physics (AAHP) designates this live activity for a maximum of 36 credits.

View the 2019 course brochure.