Guidelines for inclusion of radiation protection in the curricula for undergraduate medical, dental, physiotherapy, and nursing students in South Africa
Keywords:AFROSAFE, justification, optimisation
The need to include radiation protection and safety in undergraduate programmes of relevant South African healthcare professionals who may request x-ray examinations is discussed. This paper addresses two actions listed in the Bonn Call for Action document in terms of the global campaign to reduce ionising radiation dose. The actions to strengthen radiation protection education and training of health professionals, and strengthen radiation safety culture in healthcare are discussed and proposed guidelines are presented.
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