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Course module: BMB429020
Online Course Radiation Protection – ELO on Open Sources
Course info
Course codeBMB429020
ECTS Credits1
Category / LevelM (Master)
Course typeElective
Language of instructionEnglish
Offered byFaculty of Medicine; Graduate School of Life Sciences; Graduate School of Life Sciences, fac. GNK;
Contact personN.A. Koning, MSc
Contactperson for the course
N.A. Koning, MSc
Other courses by this lecturer
Teaching period
MASTER  (07/09/2021 to 30/08/2022)
Teaching period in which the course begins
Time slot-: Timeslot not applicable
Study mode
RemarkThis course is taught online several times a year. Register in 2 steps via General Application form and institutionmail.
Course application processadministratie onderwijsinstituut
Enrolling through OSIRISNo
Enrolment open to students taking subsidiary coursesYes
Waiting listNo
Course placement processadministratie onderwijsinstituut
The student:
  1. will be able to explain the basic physics of ionising radiation.
  2. will be able to explain the basics of ionising radiation biological effects, risks and dosimetry.
  3. will be able to summarise the basics of Dutch Radiation Protection Legislation.
  4. will be able to explain the principles of radiation protection (ALARA).
  5. will be able to discriminate between various monitors used to detect ionising radiation.
  6. will be able to explain the risks involved with working with radioactive open sources.
Period (from – till):  Several times a year. The course can be (partially) flexibly planned within one of four editions of the course.
Start dates: 6th of September 2021, 1st of November 2021, 7th of February 2022 and 28th of March 2022.

Contactperson: t.a.v. Mw. Peeters​

S. (Silvia) Bijland, Bètawetenschappen, TU Delft Stralingsonderwijs
M.N. (Madeleine) Eikeboom, Bètawetenschappen, TU Delft Stralingsonderwijs
H.J. (Marina) Gaikhorst, Bètawetenschappen, TU Delft Stralingsonderwijs
W.F. Wiersma, PhD, head of the training centre/tutor in Utrecht, TU Delft Stralingsonderwijs

Course description
This Online Course (in Dutch) provides theoretical knowledge about radiation protection to work in a laboratory in which open sources of radioactive materials are used. It is a set of web-based Radiation Protection modules with an accompanying test. Participants must complete the modules and successfully pass this test and will receive a certificate of participation.
This course covers only the theoretical aspects of radiation protection. To be able to work under the supervision of a radiation protection officer (TMS) with radioactive open sources (e.g. in a lab) it is also necessary to get a practical instruction at the workspace.

Literature/study material
Optional: Book: Practical Radiation Protection by Jos van den Eijnde & Lars Roobol EAN: 9789491764301
(Dutch publication Praktische stralingshygiëne, ISBN 9789491764295).

To register:
1. First fill in the General application form for electives to get your application approved by the GSLS;

2. After approval register  by sending an email to t.a.v. Mw. Peeters with subject: registration GSLS radiation protection course.

Mandatory for GSLS students.

Optional for students from other GSL Master's programmes:

Prerequisite knowledge:
The course is based on participants with a technical, medical or scientific education on university level. A good knowledge of physics, chemistry and mathematics is necessary.
Entry requirements
Prerequisite knowledge
Een vooropleiding op HBO-niveau in een medische, technische of natuurwetenschappelijke richting.
Required materials
Instructional formats

Instructional lecture

Online Education


Final result
Test weight100
Minimum grade-

Computer test 100%

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