A. Self Introduction
Nuclear science is truly a product of the 20th century. This module will discuss several nuclear
science topics at a basic level appropriate for the radiological worker. These concepts are
necessary for the worker to understand the nature of radiation and its potential effect on health.
The topics covered include basic particles of the atom, types of radiation, and the definition of
units used to measure radiation.
C. Objectives Review
This module introduces the worker to basic radiological fundamentals and terms that are common
in the DOE complex. After learning the fundamentals of radiation, radioactive material, and
radioactive contamination, the worker will build from the basic to the more in -depth concepts
presented in the other modules.