Radiation Safety Short Course

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  • The Radiation Safety Short Course (RSSC) provides participants an in-depth overview of a variety of topics related to radiation safety including:

    Introduction to Radiation Control and Radiological Services
    Fundamental Radiation Concepts
    Radiation Protection
    Biological Effects of Ionizing Radiation
    Radiation Detectors and Survey Instruments
    Radioisotope Laboratory Techniques (Part 1)
    Radioisotope Laboratory Techniques (Part 2)
    Radioactive Waste

    Click on the topics listed above to download the lecture slides for each session.
    You will also need to access the RSSC Course Study Guides in order to complete the assessments.

    Course Completion

    RSSC Course Study Guide

    Forward – Introduction – Table of Contents
    Chapter 1
    Chapter 2
    Chapter 3
    Chapter 4
    Chapter 5
    Chapter 6
    Chapter 7
    Appendix 1
    Appendix 2


    The Radiation Safety Short Course (RSSC) and RSSC assessment in myTraining will evaluate your mastery of the content in this course. The RSSC assessment contains seven sections, and you must receive a score of 80% on each section before requesting the Statement of Training and Experience. Please contact Cathy Sharp to gain access to the assessment.

    Forms Submission

    Once you have received a passing score of 80% on each section of the assessment, please email Cathy Sharp for final instructions to complete the course. This includes submitting the Statement of Training and Experience and if required, the Personnel Monitoring Device Application (Dosimetry Badge). (See your PI for dosimetry  requirements.) Completed forms are emailed to Cathy Sharp or mailed to P. O. Box 118340, Gainesville, FL 32611.

    Please contact Cathy Sharp with questions concerning accessing and/or submitting course completion materials.