Target Audience: All staff and students required to handle and/or store radioactive materials (open source) must follow this course.
McGill students, staff and faculty must register online using the EHS Course Registration System - In-Person Training. See the Quick Guide if you encounter any issues
Non-McGill student registrants please complete and submit the Paying Participant Training Form.
Content: Basic radiation physics; Biological effects of ionizing radiation; Sources of exposure; Dose limits; Radiation protection principles; Environmental surveillance and dosimetry; Radiation safety management; Safe laboratory work practices; Emergency procedures; Useful radiation safety formulae and how to receive and transport radioisotope packages.
Certification: A course certificate is presented to participants who successfully complete a written examination.
Dates: see calendar below
Duration: 9h00 to 17h30 (9h00-16h00 for the course and 16h-18h for the Exam)
Cost (McGill): Free for the McGill Community (students, staff and faculty).
Cost (Non-McGill): $50 (if paid by PI); $200.00 per person plus applicable taxes for other payment methods.
Examination information: The exam is compulsory for all staff and students under McGill's permit. Course notes, English-French or English-another language dictionary and a scientific calculator are allowed during the exam. The exam consists of 50 multiple-choice questions and lasts for 90 minutes.
Once McGill staff and students have registered for this course, they may access the course notes here. Non-McGill students who have registered for this course will be sent an email with the course notes as attachments.
E-Certification Status: If you read "sent" in the chart below for your course date and you have not received your copy, please ehs [at] mcgill.ca (email us) along with the course date and your McGill ID.
Downtown Campus Location
|online Refresher||TBA||Web based||Click here to register [not accessible, December 30] Target: Fall 2021|
|May 20, 2021 (Thursday)||9h to 18h||3610 McTavish, Room 430||Registration is limited to VPN access: EHS Course Registration System - In-person Training|
Questions? If you cannot write the exam on the same date as the course, please contact mario.badillo [at] mcgill.ca (Mr. Mario Badillo) , Radiation Safety Officer.
Macdonald campus calendar
|Macdonald Campus Locations|
9h to 17h30/18h
|on demand only, please contact ehs [at] mcgill.ca|
Please Note: Online registration is mandatory. Payment for non-McGill participants, including the Lady Davis Institute and McGill University Health Centre is required 48 hours prior to the course date. Questions? ehs [at] mcgill.ca (Email us) or contact us at 514-398-4563.
For MNI participants from research laboratory facilities, online registration is mandatory. However, for more info, please contact the McGill Radiation Safety Officer at 514-398-2245. Note for all other radiation safety inquiries related to the Nuclear Medicine, PET or Cyclotron activities, contact the MNI Radiation Safety Officer at 514-347-5640.