Ministry of Health of Panama and RSRP Proceed with 2012 Post-Graduate Course

January 16th, 2012 —  Twenty five students (of 47 applicants) were admitted to take the 2012 post-graduate course in radiation protection. The course is designed to prepare individuals to become Radiation Protection Officers. The 2012 course program covers theoretical and practical knowledge in safety and security of radioactive materials. The course material consisted of 4 modules. The night courses are run 4-5 days per week between 5:30 – 9:15 pm during January – November, 2012. This evening program allows students to maintain employment while attending the course. The program is taught by Dr. Mora and Dr. Gibbs of Ministry of Health of Panama and local university professors. Select topics were covered by foreign lecturers with support from IAEA and USNRC/RSRP.