The Radiometrics Programme

Undertaking Continuing Professional Development (CPD) with the Department of Physics provides opportunities to enhance your understanding of the field and develop your knowledge, skills and expertise to remain at the top of your game in today's fast changing working environment.

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Undertaking Continuing Professional Development (CPD) with the Department of Physics provides opportunities to enhance your understanding of the field and develop your knowledge, skills and expertise to remain at the top of your game in today's fast changing working environment.

The series of Radiometrics short courses is created from modules of the MSc in Radiometric: Instrumentation and Modelling and tailored to meet your needs. The teaching professionals are pioneers in the sector and members of the Nuclear Physics group, they will provide you with access to leading-edge knowledge and the latest high-level skills.

The Radiometric programme covers basic radiation principles, the use of detection systems and associated instrumentation applications, and modelling. There’s a strong focus on practicals and laboratory-based techniques.

The Radiometrics Programme

The programme consists of a number of week-long courses which you can select to best meet your needs. View the full programme.

Week long programme

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Principles of Radiation Detection

This programme will cover the principles involved in a wide range of detectors. Its emphasis will be on the practical use of examples of all types of detectors.

25 – 29 September 2017
Liverpool

£1,650

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Alpha Spectrometry

This programme will give a practical and theoretical knowledge of the identification and measurement of alpha particles using silicon detectors.

9 – 13 October 2017
Liverpool

£1,650

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High Resolution Gamma-Ray Spectrometry

This will give cover practical and theoretical knowledge of all aspects of high resolution gamma-spectrometry using germanium detectors. This course includes an element of distance learning, with extensive e-learning materials provided both pre-and post-course.

6 – 10 November 2017
London

£1,650

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Simple Modelling

The aim is to give some basic rules for modelling the performance of a detector. It will also compare the results of a model with experimental measurements.

13 - 17 November 2017
Liverpool

£1,550

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Nuclear Instrumentation

The aim is to give a practical and theoretical knowledge of the basic electronics and electronic instrumentation used in nuclear measurements.

27 November - 1 December 2017
Liverpool

£1,550

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Radiation Shielding

This module gives an introduction to radiation, merging practical problems with industry standard transport codes in order to give a sound understanding of the requirements for radiation shielding.

8 - 12 January 2018
Liverpool

£1,550

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Gamma-Rays: Detection and Modelling

The aim is to provide practical and theoretical knowledge of gamma ray detection using scintillation, semiconductor and gas detectors. Delegates will also learn to use a modelling code to predict detector performance. 

5 – 9 February 2018
Liverpool

£1,650

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Neutrons: Detection and Modelling

The aim is to give delegates a practical and theoretical knowledge of neutrons, their interaction with materials and their detection.

19 – 23 February 2018
Liverpool

£1,650

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Statistics, Data Collection and Analysis

The course leaders will aim to give delegates a theoretical and practical understanding of the statistical principles involved in the design, usage and testing of radiation detectors.

19 - 23 March 2018
Liverpool

£1,550

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Environmental Aspects

This course studies the environmental uses of radiation detectors as well as the impact of low levels of radiation on the environment.

23 - 27 April 2018
Liverpool

£1,550

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Radiation Protection and Dosimetry

This course will cover the principles involved in radiation protection and dosimetry.

7 - 11 May 2018
Liverpool

£1,550

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Who is the programme for?

This programme is aimed at highly motivated mid-career engineers and scientists working in the field of radiation detection in industries including:

• Nuclear

• Healthcare

• Military & Security

• Scientific research

• Manufacturing

Working in association with the National Skills Academy for Nuclear 

University of Liverpool alumni are entitled to a 10% discount on selected CPD Programmes. To apply for the discount, you will need your alumni ID number. If you don’t have this, please register for the alumni website and then click on 'My account'.

Facilities

The University of Liverpool has award winning multi-disciplinary teaching facilities which include a state of the art Radiation Laboratory, located in the heart of the University precinct.

The 270m2 laboratory has peninsula open benching that can accommodate 70 people. It is sponsored by Canberra, a leading provider of measurement equipment for nuclear safety and security purposes worldwide.

The teaching position is equipped with an audio visual consul and there are eight wall-mounted display monitors around the lab. There is a dedicated technician’s station, as well as Wi-Fi equipped break out area for 20 occupants.

The laboratory has 43 Canberra systems (Ospreys, Lynx and Falcon), including state-of-the-art germanium, sodium iodide and gas detectors.

Delegates use the technology they encounter in the workplace – whether directly in the nuclear industry or in the support industries e.g. health physics (Physics of radiation protection).

Bespoke CPD

Every organisation is different, and sometimes, “off the shelf” courses just aren’t suitable. We can tailor exclusive courses, based on an organisation’s specifications, to meet your professional development and executive training needs. For more information, please see our Bespoke CPD information.