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Radiation is all around us, both natural and man-made. Although everyone is exposed to radiation every day, misunderstanding about radiation is common. This course will provide learners with an overview of issues in relation to radiation emergencies. In particular, it introduces the basics of radiation, health effects of acute exposure to radiation and measures in response to a radiation emergency.
- Section One is an introduction about the basics of radiation. For instance, the difference between ionizing and non-ionizing radiation and the different ways to measure radiation.
- Section Two is about the health effects of acute exposure to radiation. For instance, the mechanisms by which ionizing radiation damages our cells and the clinical manifestations of acute exposure are introduced.
- Section Three discusses the measures in response to a radiation emergency. For instance, the principles of emergency department preparedness, the use of personal protective equipment and the procedures to decontamination are presented.
Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:
- Explain the causes and consequences of a radiation emergency
- Identify the health risks of a radiation emergency
- Demonstrate the procedures for preparedness and protection for a radiation emergency
- The Radiation Basics
- Exposure to Radiation
- Ionizing Radiation (Optional)
- Detection and Measurement of Radiation: Introduction
- Radiation Dose Measurements
- Survey Meters and Dosimetry (Optional)
- Atomic Bombings
- Nuclear Plant Accidents
- Other Radiation Accidents
- Radiation Injuries
- Clinical Effects of Acute Exposure to Radiation (I)
- Clinical Effects of Acute Exposure to Radiation (II)
- Clinical Effects of Acute Exposure to Radiation (III)
- Emergency Department Preparedness for Radiation Disasters
- Personal Protective Equipment: Donning
- Personal Protective Equipment: Removing
- Decontamination: Surveying
- Decontamination: Open Wound
- Decontamination: Face
- Decontamination: Intact Skin and Final Surveying
The following table explains the breakdown for what is required in order to pass the class.
MCQs administered after Section 1
MCQs administered after Section 2
MCQs administered after Section 3
70% or more
70% or more
70% or more
Students achieving 70% total percentage will be issued a certificate of completion.
|College||CME / CPD / TP Points*||Category|
|Hong Kong College of Anaesthesiologists (AN)||3||Non-Ana Passive|
|Hong Kong College of Community Medicine (CM)||3||AP/SS|
|College of Dental Surgeons of Hong Kong (DS)||3||Self-study|
|Hong Kong College of Emergency Medicine (EM)||Fellow - CME||3||SS|
|Trainee - TP**||3||Cat. B|
|Hong Kong College of Family Physicians (FP)||3||Cat. 5.2|
|Hong Kong College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (OG)||Pending|
|College of Ophthalmologists of Hong Kong (OP)||3||Passive|
|Hong Kong College of Orthopaedic Surgeons (OS)||3||Cat. C|
|Hong Kong College of Otorhinolaryngologists (OT)||1.5||Cat. 2.2|
|Hong Kong College of Paediatricians (PD)||3||Cat. E|
|Hong Kong College of Pathologists (PA)||1.5||PP|
|Hong Kong College of Physicians (PH)||1|
|The Hong Kong College of Psychiatrists (PS)||3||SSOL|
|Hong Kong College of Radiologists (RA)||3||Cat. A|
|The College of Surgeons of Hong Kong (SU)||3||Self-study|
|MCHK CME Programme||3||Self-study|
*The CME/CPD/TP accreditations from the above colleges are valid from 1 Jan to 31 Dec 2017.
**Please be reminded that Trainees of Hong Kong College of Emergency Medicine have to report their training points to the College by themselves after completed the e-learning course.