Radiation Safety and Radiological Instrumentation
Start Date: January 22, 2024
End Date: March 11, 2024
Radiation Safety and Radiological Instrumentation is one of three non-credit courses in the Certification in Radiological Engineering and Health Physics (CREHP) program. This course can be taken individually, or as one of the three courses required to receive the CREHP certificate of completion. This course must be completed last if you are intending to complete all three courses for the certification.
The Radiation Safety and Radiological Instrumentation course enables students to acquire basic radiation protection principles and applied philosophies and instrumentation techniques to detect and measure radiation in real-time. The course is taught by Dr. Vaibhav Sinha, faculty member in the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering department in the College of Engineering at The Ohio State University. While the course content is delivered asynchronously in 100% distance learning format, it is led by Dr. Sinha who is available to assist students with questions. A certificate of completion is provided to students who complete the course. The content in this non-credit course includes instructional material equivalent to a one semester credit hour class.
4 CEUs are granted upon successful completion of the course.
By the end of this course, students should successfully be able to:
- Explain principles of radiation safety and shielding.
- Radiation safety, radiation protection philosophies, and regulations.
- Radiation detection and associated instrumentation.
- Principle of dosimeters and advanced applications.
- Introduction to the production of radionuclides and radioisotopes.
Expected Time Commitment to Complete this Course
Each course is equivalent to a one semester credit hour class. Therefore these courses consists of approximately 40 hours of class time. That includes 12-15 hours of recorded faculty lectures and 22-25 hours of additional course work. Each week there is 5.7 hours of combined class time (40 hrs / 7 weeks). The average student should allow a 2:1 study-to-class-time ratio to complete the course. This means you should plan to study two hours for each one hour of class time. This equates to 11-12 hours per week to complete all course work. (5.7 hrs X 2 = 11-12 hrs). Based on your own personal strengths and experience, you should increase or decrease the ratio.
A bachelor's degree in engineering or a related field is strongly recommended.