You will learn

Main learning goals

After completion of the course you are able to:
•  do research with radioisotopes in a standard isotope laboratory
•  work safely with ionising radiation
•  explain the risks of exposure to ionizing radiation
•  apply the local rules for working with radioisotopes
•  understand the additional information and instructions from the radiation protection officer
•  check their workplace and themselves for radioactive contamination
•  perform simple decontaminations
•  supervise workers in a class D isotope laboratory

Education Courses TMS-VRS-D in English

About this course

The course is given in 8 days (4 weeks, 2 days a week). During the course you need to do quite a bit of self study to be able to pass the exam.

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About this course

The course TMS-VRS-D Research in ionizing radiation is basically meant for students from the faculty BMS (Biomedical Science). This course is spread over 4 weeks (every week 1 course day), and exam on day 4.

Program at a glance:


about the course set-up and the use of radiation in research


  • about research methods with ionizing radiation
  • about the effects of radiation and legislation


  • 'Safe working’
  • Transport Assay’

Response lectures:

  • about practicals, lecture and excercises


  • covering basic knowledge about radioactive decay, properties of radiation including shielding and uses of radiation. This e-learning is in part a refresher of secundary school physics, but also goes deeper into these subjects.

The course will be given online, with virtual classrooms. The practicals and the exam are 'live'.


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Entrance: Study Center Medical Sciences

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Visiting address

Geert Grooteplein 21
6525 EZ Nijmegen

The lessons are partly online, with virtual classrooms. The practicals are at the Study Center medical Sciences, Radboud university medical center, Nijmegen.


Enter building at: Study Center Medical Sciences

In short

  • The course is intended for laboratory staff and students who work with open radioactive sources.

  • Costs

    The price includes the exam, a possible re-examination and teaching materials, lunches and coffee/tea. 

    Radboud University employee: €1450.
    Radboud university medical center employee: €1450.
    External student or employee: €1595.

    Students register via Osiris.

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Geertje van Duijnhoven
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