Radiography & Radiation Protection

Radiography for Dental Nurses & DCPs (Course 1): Properties of Radiation, Radiation Hazards & Dosimetry

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Course Details:

This course will provide the dental team who do not take, but may or may not have a role in the production of an x-ray image with information relating to the Properties of Radiation, Radiation Hazards and Dosimetry.

It provides the following elements in compliance with Schedule 3 of IR(ME)R 2017.

Properties of Radiation

  • Excitation and ionisation 
  • Attenuation of ionising radiation
  • Scattering and absorption

Radiation Hazards and Dosimetry

  • Biological effects of radiation – stochastic and deterministic
  • Risks and benefits of radiation
  • Absorbed dose, equivalent dose, effective dose, other dose indicators and their units

Completion of all five courses suitable for your job role complies with IR(ME)R and IRR requirements.

You will be presented with a short presentation followed by an assessment.If you achieve 80% or more you pass the course and will receive a printable certificate to place in your CPD folder. If you do not pass, you will have the opportunity to review the content and take the assessment again when you feel confident. 

Aims:

The aim of this course is to provide the dental team who do not take but may or may not have a role in the production of an x-ray image with information relating to characteristics of x-rays, radiation dose, putting dose into perspective, and biological effects of exposure to ionising radiation.

Meeting requirements in the IR(ME)R 2017 - Regulation 17, IRR 2017 - Regulation 15 and the 2001 Guidance Notes for Dental Practitioners.  

Objectives:

Learners will be able to: 

  • Define the characteristics of x-rays.
  • Explain the concepts of radiation dose.
  • Identify levels of dose from medical, artificial and natural sources of radiation.
  • Describe the biological effects of exposure to ionising radiations.

Learning Outcomes:

The learner understands: 

  • The characteristics of x-rays.
  • The concepts of radiation dose.
  • The dose levels from medical, artificial and natural sources of radiation.
  • The biological effects of exposure to ionising radiation.