Risk Assessment and New Facilities (SPE156)

Work-based learning outcomes

  1. Assess risks associated with planned new facilities or services involving radiation
  2. Specify design features for new facilities or services involving the use of radiation
  3. Specify radiation protection and control features required for new facilities involving the use of radiation
  4. Develop local rules and contingency plans in conjunction with the radiation user for a new installation
Number Work-based learning outcome Title Knowledge
1 1

Undertake risk assessment for a diagnostic radiology facility

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2 1

Undertake risk assessment for a nuclear medicine facility

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3 1

Undertake risk assessment for a radiotherapy facility

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4 2,3

Undertake room design from first principles for a complex diagnostic X-ray facility (high-dose fluoroscopy or Computed Tomography) and specify the radiation design features

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5 2,3

Undertake room design from first principles for a nuclear medicine facility and specify the radiation design features

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6 2,3

Undertake room design from first principles for a radiotherapy facility (and/or brachytherapy facility) and specify the radiation design features

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7 2,3

In conjunction with the user, develop the specification for the procurement of equipment to be used in a new facility

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8 2,3

Develop criteria for the selection of new equipment for a modality and participate in the procurement and evaluation process of a new facility

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9 3

Devise and undertake a critical examination for amendments made to shielding of the facility or a new facility

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10 4

In conjunction with the user, and using the results of the risk assessment, develop the local rules for a new facility

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11 4

Critically appraise the local rules for a number of different types of radiation installations

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12 4

Write a detailed contingency plan for dealing with radiation incidents involving sealed and unsealed sources

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You must complete
2 Case-based discussion(s)
1 of the following DOPS / OCEs
Assessment Title Type
Assess existing shielding in a facility DOPS
Check engineering controls DOPS
Calculate attenuation coefficients for different materials DOPS
Calculate shielding thickness for a new radiation facility DOPS
Assessment of shielding integrity in a new installation DOPS
Assess the integrity of a Brachytherapy source safe DOPS
Assess the shielding integrity of a nuclear medicine isolator cabinet DOPS
Measure the neutron radiation in a high energy linac maze DOPS
Measure the attenuation coefficients for different materials DOPS
Measure a radiation dose rate from a Nuclear Medicine patient. OCE
Discuss the local rules for a new installation with users during the commissioning of a new facility OCE
Present the outcome of an equipment evaluation/selection process a multidisciplinary audience OCE
Discuss optimisation strategies with users and the installer during commissioning of diagnostic X-ray equipment OCE
Explain the procedure to a patient prior to undergoing a nuclear medicine or PET scanning procedure OCE
Present patient dose data to a multidisciplinary audience OCE