Medical Radiation Safety Officer

Room 304, Research Centre, King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre, 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


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

Date: 18-22 August 2019 / 24-28 November 2019

Time: 8:00 AM – 4:15 PM

Website: http://www.radmed.org/rso.html



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: http://www.radmed.org/rsoregistration.html


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