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Radiation protection fundamentals

Objectives:

Radiological protection is an intrinsic component of the nuclear safety. 

This lecture gives to participants a description of the foundations, the basics and limits of the system of radiological protection that is in use in the nuclear industry and in the medical field. It describes the radiation health effects (both deterministic and stochastic), the radiation protection system (including the three main principles), the protection quantities and units. It also presents the several national and international organisms involved in the establishment of the radiological protection regulation. At last, it defines and describes the radiometric and dosimetric quantities that allow characterizing a radiation field.  

Content:

  • Description of the radiation health effects (deterministic and stochastic effects). 
  • Scientific foundations of the system 
  • Description of the radiological protection system and review of the national and international organisms involved in the establishment of the radiological protection regulation. 
  • Definition of the radiometric and dosimetric quantities and demonstration of the mathematical relations between them.
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