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In-House Courses

ORAU delivers hands-on radiation emergency medicine training courses at its unique facilities in Oak Ridge, Tenn.

Students scan a patient during a course exercise

The accredited continuing medical education courses that Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) offers through the Radiation Emergency Assistance Center/Training Site (REAC/TS) prepare physicians, physicians’ assistants, nurses, emergency medical technicians, health physicists, and first responders to expertly manage the medical aspects of a radiation incident.

Several hands-on courses are offered on-site each year at our facilities in Oak Ridge, Tenn. By training emergency personnel on handling and caring for patients exposed to radiation, ORAU is helping reduce the potential human impact of future nuclear accidents and radiological attacks.

ORAU offers the following in-house training courses through our work for the U.S. Department of Energy.

Radiation Emergency Medicine

This 3½-day course is intended for physicians, nurses, clinical nurse practitioners, and physicians' assistants who may be called upon to provide emergency medical care following a radiological or nuclear incident.

Health Physics in Radiation Emergencies

This 4½-day course is intended for health physicists, medical physicists, radiation safety officers, and others who have radiation dose assessment and/or radiological control responsibilities.

Advanced Radiation Medicine

This 4½-day course is designed primarily for physicians, nurses, clinical nurse practitioners, and physicians’ assistants who want an advanced level of information on the diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of ionizing radiation injuries and illnesses.

Agents of Opportunity for Terrorism

This two-day course is designed to familiarize participants with emergency medical response to toxic exposures, including chemicals, industrial materials and radioactive materials.