TELI worked with the Emergency Care Unit of HKU and the Hong Kong Jockey Club Disaster Preparedness and Response Institute on the first in our series of e-learning modules on CBRN emergencies.

About the course
Radiation is all around us, both natural and man-made. Although everyone is exposed to radiation every day, misunderstanding about radiation is common. This course will provide learners with an overview of issues in relation to radiation emergencies. In particular, it introduces the basics of radiation, health effects of acute exposure to radiation and measures in response to a radiation emergency.

There are three sections in this e-learning module on radiation emergencies:

  • Section One is an introduction about the basics of radiation. For instance, the difference between ionizing and non-ionizing radiation and the different ways to measure radiation.
  • Section Two is about the health effects of acute exposure to radiation. For instance, the mechanisms by which ionizing radiation damages our cells and the clinical manifestations of acute exposure are introduced.
  • Section Three discusses the measures in response to a radiation emergency. For instance, the principles of emergency department preparedness, the use of personal protective equipment and the procedures to decontamination are presented.

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