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Outline Structure & Topics

Topic Areas           
Ethics Communication,
Public Understanding
Human Capital & Competency Culture
Topic Area 1 T1A T1B T1C T1D
Topic Area 2 T2A T2B T2C T2D
Topic Area 3 T3A T3B T3C T3D
Topic Area 4 T4A T4B T4C T4D
Topic Area 5 T5A T5B T5C T5D
Topic Area 6 T6A T6B T6C T6D
Topic Area 7 T7A T7B T7C T7D
Topic Area 8 T8A T8B T8C T8D

Topic 1. Underpinning Science

  • T1.1
  • Dose and dose rate dependence of cancer risk including biological mechanisms, health risk assessment, and exposure characteristics
  • T1.2
  • Non-cancer effects of ionizing radiation including biological mechanisms, health risk assessment, and exposure characteristics
  • T1.3
  • Individual radiation sensitivity including biological mechanisms, health risk assessment, and exposure characteristics
  • T1.4
  • Processes influencing radionuclide transfers and exposure of humans and wildlife
  • T1.5
  • Ecological consequences of exposure of biota
  • T1.6
  • Social, psychological and economic impacts of radiation exposure situations

Topic 2. Dosimetry and Measurement

  • T2.1
  • Measurement of radiation dose: External, Internal, Biological, and Patient dosimetry
  • T2.2
  • Numerical and computational dosimetry: mathematical methods and models applied to radiation dosimetry
  • T2.3
  • Instrumentation and metrology
  • T2.4
  • Retrospective dosimetry
  • T2.5
  • Environmental monitoring and modelling
  • T2.6
  • Tools and quality criteria for epidemiology and radiation risk assessment

Topic 3. System of Protection, Standards and Regulation

  • T3.1
  • Experience in the implementation of the system of radiological protection
  • T3.2
  • The application of justification in the system of protection (including its use in medical exposures of patients)
  • T3.3
  • The application of optimisation in the system of protection
  • T3.4
  • Protection standards for special populations (including pregnant women, children, carers and comforters)
  • T3.5
  • Influence of dose response models on standards and regulations (assessing risks at low doses and dose rates)
  • T3.6
  • Managing the natural environment, including the protection of biota
  • T3.7
  • Future developments in the system of radiological protection

Topic 4. Practical Implementation: Medical Sector

  • T4.1
  • Design of medical radiation facilities
  • T4.2
  • Radiation safety of staff in the medical facilities
  • T4.3
  • Patient radiation safety
  • T4.4
  • Radiation safety in the implementation of advances in Medical Radiation Technology and Techniques

Topic 5. Practical Implementation: Industry and Research

  • T5.1
  • Mining and mineral processing
  • T5.2
  • Nuclear fuel cycle
  • T5.3
  • Nuclear power plants
  • T5.4
  • Industrial and research applications (including sealed sources)
  • T5.5
  • Transport
  • T5.6
  • Decommissioning and Decontamination
  • T5.7
  • Waste management and disposal

Topic 6. Emergency Preparedness and Response

  • T6.1
  • Implementation of international standards and of national regulations for emergency preparedness, response, and recovery
  • T6.2
  • Assessment of the radiological and public health consequences, management of occupational and public exposures, including lessons learned from Chernobyl and Fukushima
  • T6.3
  • Emergency exposures assessment and management (occupational and public)
  • T6.4
  • Human health consequences and countermeasures (medical and public health)
  • T6.5
  • Management of contaminated goods and waste, remediation strategies and the transition from an emergency to an existing exposure situation

Topic 7. Existing Exposures

  • T7.1
  • Radon and thoron
  • T7.2
  • Terrestrial radiation and radionuclides
  • T7.3
  • Cosmic radiation including space
  • T7.4
  • Public exposures from naturally occurring radioactive materials (NORM) and technically enhanced naturally occurring radioactive materials (TENORM)
  • T7.5
  • Sites contaminated by past activities

Topic 8. Non-ionizing Radiation

  • T8.1
  • International standards and national regulations
  • T8.2
  • Protection of the public including solar UV
  • T8.3
  • NIR safety in medical and cosmetic applications
  • T8.4
  • Industrial uses of NIR
  • T8.5
  • Health impact of new devices