Changing face-to-face to online radiation protection training: experiences of trainers and trainees

Tom Clarijs, Niels Belmans, Lisanne Van Puyvelde, Michèle Coeck

    Research outputpeer-review


    The SCK CEN Academy for Nuclear Science and Technology functions as the umbrella structure coordinating the education and training activities of the Belgian Nuclear Research Centre (SCK CEN). One of the main activities of the SCK CEN Academy is to provide customised training to professionals working in the nuclear industry, healthcare, research or governmental institutions. The courses and practical sessions are usually given in a face-to-face (FTF) format. This has drastically changed in the last 2 y because of the COVID-19 pandemic when it was necessary to switch course delivery from FTF to an online format. Feedback was collected from trainees and trainers in different training courses in radiation protection provided in FTF and online format. The analysis of this feedback allows training providers to make better-informed decisions on the best-suited training format depending on the content, target audience and the duration of the learning activity.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)995-1001
    Number of pages7
    JournalRadioation Protection Dosimitry
    Issue number8-9
    StatePublished - 1 Jun 2023

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
    • Radiation
    • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
    • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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