Nuclear Reactor and Health Physics
Dates 11-15 February 2019
This course describes the international legislative framework of radiation protection.
From international legislative framework of radiation protection, the course covers population and personal exposures to radiation, the principles of dose calculations, and example procedures for implementing radiation protection programmes. Nuclear reactor safety case work is also discussed. The module completes with a general assessment of the concept of risk.
This course aims to:
- Give a thorough understanding of the underlying philosophy and the practical implementation of the ICRP system of radiological protection
- Encourage a quantitative approach to radiological protection
- Illustrate the need for a detailed understanding of the sources of radiation exposure
- Methods for applying the principles of radiation protection for ionising radiation.
After completing this module, the student should be able to:
- Demonstrate a critical analysis understanding of principles of radiation protection
- Ability to perform simplified dose calculations from original data to show problem solving aspects of such work
- Ability to understand case studies illustrating a holistic approach to radiation protection in a wide range of applications
Discipline specific skills
- Critical analysis of data to gain ability to perform simplified dose calculations.
Personal and key skills
- Ability to understand case studies illustrating a holistic approach to radiation protection and methods for applying the principles of radiation protection and radiation safety.
- The development of ICRP Policy over 80 years
- The Risks of Exposure to Ionizing Radiation
- ICRP Dosimetric Quantities and Units.
- The 2007 Recommendations of ICRP
- Protecting People in the Event of a Radiological Emergency.
Programme of work of ICRP
- Reactor physics
- neutron induced fission
- energy release in fission
- concept of neutron flux and cross-section
- neutron cycle in thermal reactors
- the four and six factor formulae
- beta-delayed neutrons for control, moderators, nuclear power output calculation
- 9 breeder reactions
- Radioisotope inventory of irradiated fuel, amounts produced, fissile and fertile materials
- Differences between thermal reactors and fast reactors; the role of plutonium and higher isotopes. Reactor control and operation, neutron lifetime and delayed neutrons
- Nuclear safety and the regulatory regime radiation protection and regulatory regime.
- Nuclear safety
- Shielding design and modelling
- Dose modelling
- Safety cases
- Radioactive waste management and disposal.
|Day 1||Day 2||Day 3|
9am - 9:30am
8:30am - 10am
Radiation uses and sources and weapons
9am - 10:30am
Assessment of risk
9:30am – 10:45am
Basics of atomic physics
10:15am - 11:15am
Radiation in practice
10.45am - 12:15pm
Dose and biological effects
10:45am - 12 noon
11:15am - 12 noon
Regulatory and safety case
1:15pm - 2:45pm
Design of nuclear facilities
12 noon - 1pm
12 noon - 1pm
12 noon - 1pm
1pm - 3pm
Physics laboratory 1
1pm - 2pm
1:15pm - 2:45pm
Introduction to seismic design
3:15pm - 4:30pm
2:15pm - 4:30pm
Physics laboratory 2
3pm - 3:45pm
Introduction to blast design
4:45pm - 6:15pm
NDA and waste disposal
5pm - 6pm
The 210 PO story
3:45pm - 4:30pm
Please note that this syllabus can be changed at the University of Surrey's discretion.
This is a week long course, from Monday 11 - Friday 15 February 2019.
Price per person, including lunch, refreshments and printed course notes:
- £1250 - Early bird rate
- £1350 - Standard rate.
How to apply
To apply for this course, please contact Barbara Steel.
Please note that we do not charge VAT as we are an educational establishment.
Terms and conditions
- Cancellations notified in writing ten working days before the event; we charge a cancellation fee of 35 per cent of the standard rate. If we have already received payment we refund 65 per cent of the full fee
- Cancellations within 10 working days before the event; We charge these at the full rate and do not give refunds
- If no written notice of cancellation is received, no refund can be made
- The University of Surrey reserves the right to cancel any event. In this case, the full fee will be refunded unless a mutually convenient transfer can be arranged. Details of event changes or cancellations are available by phoning +44 (0)1483 686040
- Delegates can make a provisional registration for a course by telephone or email. However bookings are only acknowledged formally once payment has been received
- Substitutions from the same company may be made following consultation with the Continuing Education Manager
- The University reserves the right to cancel any course on the grounds of insufficient numbers or for other reasons beyond our control. In this case the full fee will be refunded unless a mutually convenient transfer can be arranged
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