The 4 th action of the Bonn Call for Action aims to “strengthen radiation protection education and training of health professionals”.
This action is subdivided in several subactions: In Spain nearly all the medical specialties include in their curricula a compulsory training in radiation protection (RP) .
This training aims to the acquisition by the residents of a basic knowledge and competence in radiation protection following the principles settled in the 116 Radiation Protection...
Description of activity and work performed
Before the new program In the Basurto Universitary Hospital we organized a RP training course since the new regulation was implemented.
Our RP Department cooperated in the elaboration of a classical classroom course divided in two sub-courses,
compulsory for all the residents: Basic: in the 1 st year of residency. Advanced: in the 3 rd year of residency. However,
we had to deal with some problems: the tight working schedule of the residents created frequent problems to permit the attendance...
Conclusion and Recommendations
Online learning is useful to provide radiation protection education and training for health professionals. It allows to provide this training to health care settings with limited infrastructure and reaching larger groups. Using open-source software allows easy implementation and a low budget. E-learning is appealing for the trainee,
gives the student more freedom,
is more practice-oriented and does not require so much time.
Director of Posgraduate Training.Head of section of Radiology Department.
Associated Professor of Radiology.
Basurto Universitary Hospital.
Basque Country University.
48014 Bilbao. F.
Head of Radiation Protection.Basurto Universitary Hospital. Ave.
World Health OrganizationBonn call-for-action.
Joint position statement by the IAEA and WHO.2014.
Available at: http://www.who.int/ionizing_radiation/medical_exposure/Bonn_call_action.pdf . Resolución Conjunta de las Direcciones Generales de Salud Pública y de Recursos Humanos y Servicios Económicos-Presupuestarios del Ministerio de Sanidad y Consumo,
mediante la que se acuerda incorporar en determinados Programas Formativos de Especialidades en Ciencias de la Salud,
Formación en Protección...