National programme of E&T

The need for establishing a national strategy on education and training is explicitly stated in the IAEA general safety requirements and the corresponding safety guides, while the objective of facilitating member states in the development and implementation of a national strategy for education and training is clearly defined in the IAEA Strategic Approach to education and training in radiation, transport and waste safety for the years 2011-2020.
The establishment of an effective and sustainable national Radiation Protection system, demands an adequate number of trained personnel which is the outcome of the implementation of a national strategy on education and training. Such a strategy contributes to the growth of national expertise through the development of national education and training programmes, taking into account the existing and future needs, having regard to the national capabilities and resources. In this way, an optimization of the available resources can also be achieved.
EEAE, based on the possibilities given by the national legislation, took the required initiatives in order to create a 3-year national programme for education and training. It should also be taken into account that EEAE, as an IAEA RTC, was expected to be the leading country, providing its expertise and advice to other Member States in the region, on how to establish a national strategy. The programme was approved by EEAE’s Board.
 
The implemented methodology (IAEA, Draft) consists of four linked phases that provide the answers to key questions:
  • Assessment of education and training needs, answering the question: “What is needed?”
  • Design of education and training programme, answering the question “What is the education and training programme that will meet the need?”
  • Development and implementation of education and training programme, answering the question “How is the education and training programme to be established?”
  • Evaluation of the effectiveness of the education and training programme answering the question “Is the established education and training programme of value?”
EEAE in order to assess the training needs takes advantage of the information and the data included in the National Radiation Protection Database (NRPD). The Database includes inter alia information about the personal doses of the occupationally exposed workers, as well as information about the radiation facilities and activities operating in Greece. An important aspect, crucial for the estimation of the education and training needs, is the fact that data concerning the educational level of the occupationally exposed workers are maintained in the NRPD, as well. For designing and establishing the proposed programme, EEAE has taken into account the existing national capabilities (human resources, facilities, financial circumstances) as well as the international support (e.g. support provided by the IAEA).
For the purposes of the national education and training programme described, educational material has been developed. Depending on the seminar, syllabi, lecture plans, presentations, text books and/or laboratory exercises, on-the-job training activities and procedures for the assessment of the participants’ competence have been developed. The curricula of the courses have taken into account recommendations of international organizations (EC, IAEA, ICRP) and are approved by the board of EEAE.
     
 
The 3-yers national programme for education and training on radiaiton protection

Facilities and Activities Training course Training course # of Training Courses Τίτλος/πιστοποιητικό
Medical Physics applications MP Inter – University Postgraduate Course in Medical - Radiation Physics 3 M.Sc.
  RPE PGEC 1 certificate of participation (EEAE / IAEA)
Interventional Radiology Radiation Health Professionals Radiation protection in Interventional Cardiology 3 certificate of competence
Interventional Radiology Technologists

Radiation protection in Interventional Radiology

3 certificate of participation

Industrial Radiography

Radiographers / Assistant radiographers Radiation protection in Industrial Radiography 3 certificate of participation
Transfer of Radioactive Material Advisors for the transportation of dangerous goods Transportation of class 7 goods 12 certificate of participation
Veterinary Radiology Health Professionals Radiation protection in Veterinary Radiology 3 certificate of participation
Scrap Metal Industries Portal Operators Principles of Radiation Detection 3 certificate of participation
Mineral extaction and processing companies (NORM) Operators Principles of radiation protection – Environmental Radioactivity 2 certificate of participation
Research activities: use of sealed and unsealed sources Operators Principles of radiation protection <5 certificate of participation
Security Equipment Operators Principles of Radiation Detection
(on-the-job-training)
for all customs in Greece certificate of participation

 

 
 
 
 
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