Medical Radiation Safety Officer Course

Room 304, Research Centre, KFSH&RC - Riyadh




Radiation Safety Officer Training is designed to provide the technical and practical information needed to prepare a person to be an effective radiation safety officer. It will also be useful as general introductory training for anyone who works with radioactive materials or who may be required to be an alternate radiation safety officer. Some prior knowledge of algebra and science is necessary to get the most benefit from the course.

In this radiation safety training course, you will explore the characteristics of ionizing radiation, develop an understanding of the units of radiation dose and quantities, gain hands-on experience using radiation detection instrumentation, and learn about the biological hazards of exposure to radiation.

Whether you aspire to a radiation safety officer position or need an improved understanding of health physics, this course prepares you to meet radiation protection challenges.

Upon completion the participant will be able to identify the:

  • Nature of ionizing radiation
  • Types of biological effects of ionizing radiation
  • Quantities and units used for measurement of radiation
  • Devices used to monitor personnel monitoring devices
  • Basic principles of reducing exposure to radiation
  • Precautions that should be taken to minimize potential fetal exposures
  • Recommended management procedures for pregnant radiation workers and the pregnant patient
  • ALARA concept
  • Required radiation safety training for all personnel
  • Required audits, radiation surveys, calibrations and equipment performance evaluations


Who Should Attend:

Radiation Safety Officer Training was designed for professionals with radiation protection
responsibilities in biotechnology, university, hospital, or other laboratory settings. Ideal participants include:

  • Radiation safety officer
  • Health and medical physicists
  • Nuclear medicine and medical imaging professionals
  • Radiologic technologists and radiologists
  • Environmental health and safety and industrial hygiene professionals
  • Biologists, chemists, pharmacists, and other researchers using radionuclides
  • Facilities managers at laboratories utilizing radioactive materials



Room 304, Research Centre, King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.



From: 08:00 To: 17:00 


Available Dates:

  • From Sunday, 29 Jamada Althani, 1441 AH, which corresponds to 23 February 2020, to Thursday, 03 Rajab, 1441 AH, which corresponds to 27 February, 2020.


  • From Sunday, 19 Shaaban, 1441 AH, which corresponds to 12 April 2020, to Thursday, 23 Shaaban, 1441 AH, which corresponds to 16 April, 2020.


  • From Sunday, 19 Dhu Alhijah, 1441 AH, which corresponds to 09 August 2020, to Thursday, 23 Dhu Alhijah, 1441 AH, which corresponds to 13 August , 2020.


  • From Sunday, 22 Rabi Alawwal, 1442 AH, which corresponds to 08 November 2020, to Thursday, 26 Rabi Alawwal, 1441 AH, which corresponds to 12 November, 2020.


Registration Fees:


Early Fee*

Late Fee









Early Fee: for registrations paid 1 week before course start date or earlier.


Fees include:

Course materials, daily lunch coupon, daily snacks and coffee breaks.


Registration Link:

To register, please click here.  



Saudi Commission for Health Specialties (SCFHS)


Contact Information:

Lama M. Sultan

Training & Education Office

Research Centre

King Faisal Specialist Hospital & research Centre

Tel:       +9661 557 7606 

               +9661 464 7272 ext 32971

Cell phone:       +966505656033

E-mail: Lsultan@kfshrc.edu.sa