Start Date: May 15, 2023
End Date: July 3, 2023
Radiation Dosimetry 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 second if you are intending to complete all three courses for the certification.
The Radiation Dosimetry course enables students to understand the basic concept of calculating an external and internal radiation dose. 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:
- Introduction to cell and radiobiology.
- Biological effects of ionizing radiation.
- External radiation dosimetry and applied modeling techniques.
- Understanding the methodology of internal dose assessment and associated techniques.
- Radiation dosimetry techniques in practical applications.
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.
Cancellations and Refunds
A full refund minus a $75 administrative fee will be made if cancellation is received three weeks prior to the start of the course. No refunds within three weeks of the course start date.