Environmental Health and Safety (EHS)

Radiation Safety Division - Basic Radiation Safety in the Laboratory - Radiological Sciences Course

Course No.: RADI 5001
Room No.: TBA
Day and Time: TBA


Course Director: Michael A. Charlton, Ph.D., CHP, CSP, CHMM
Adjunct Assistant Professor - Radiological Sciences
Director - Environmental Health & Safety Department
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio


Contact: 1.343T Dental School
(210) 567-2955


Text: Radioisotope User's Training Manual


Supplemental References:

  • Handbook of Health Physics and Radiological Health, 3rd Edition, Eds: Schlein, Slabeck, and Birky
  • Regulatory References

Summary: This course provides the student with a conceptual understanding of the radiation protection principles involved in the research, diagnostic, and therapeutic uses of radiation sources. This course will cover the safe receipt, use, storage, and disposal of radiation sources in the medical and research settings.


Successful participants will earn three UT Health Science Center at San Antonio safety certificates of completion:

  1. Radiation safety;
  2. Laser safety; and
  3. Laboratory safety.



  • Midterm examination (40%)
  • Final Examination (40%)
  • Student Interaction/Participation (20%)



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