ENETRAP Courses for the Radiation Protection Expert

In the framework of the European Network on Education and Training in Radiation Protection (ENETRAP III), several courses were developed for the Radiation Protection Expert (RPE) following the European Reference Training Scheme. These will be organised by the ENETRAP III partners at different locations in Europe.

Each module consists of a number of training courses. These are linked to specific competences and activities that a Radiation Protection Expert (RPE) requires in compliance with Council Directive 2013/59/Euratom (BSS).

Basic module 1: Basics of radiation protection (background document)

1.1     Radioactivity and Nuclear Physics
1.2     Interaction of radiations with matter
1.3     Dosimetry: quantities and units
1.4     Biological effects of radiations
1.5     Physical principles of detection

Basic module 2: Foundation of radiation protection (background document)

2.1     Application of ionising radiation
2.2     Radiation protection
2.3     Radiation protection internal dosimetry
2.4     Protection against external exposure
2.5     Dose monitoring
2.6     Regulatory context
2.7     Natural sources of ionising radiation
2.8     Public and environmental radiation protection
2.9     Ethical considerations

Basic module 3: Occupational radiation protection ​(background document)

3.1     Transport
3.2     Design issues
3.3     Accidents and emergency issues
3.4     Safety culture
3.5     Waste management
3.6     ALARA culture

Specialised module 4: Nuclear power plants & Research reactors (background document - flyer)

4.1     Layout of a nuclear power plant
4.2     Measuring devices/installations and quality control for RP in nuclear power plants
4.3     Organisation and RP roles and duties
4.4     Radiation accidents, incidents, alarm, emergency, preparedness and response
4.5     Organisation of RP during shutdown both routine and incidental
4.6     Interaction with stakeholders and the public

Specialised module 7: Medical applications (background document - flyer)

7.1     Medical workplace study
7.2     Hospital organisation and RP roles and duties
7.3     Stakeholders interactions
7.4     Quality control and quality assurance in the medical sector

Specialised module 9: Geological disposal (background document - flyer)

9.1     Geological disposal strategies
9.2     Storage and connected hazards
9.3     Monitoring and operational RP
9.4     Organisation and RP roles and duties
9.5     Radiation accidents, incidents, alarm, emergency, preparedness and response
9.6     Application of dosimetry
9.7     Quality control/assessment and documentation
9.8     Interaction with stakeholders and the public

Specialised module: Train-the-trainer (flyer - registration)