1 November 2014 – 10 students from International Medical University (IMU) participated in the Radiation Protection Seminar 2014 held in University Malaya (UM) recently. It was a seminar on the use of radiations and how to protect oneself from the effect of radiation. Most of the participants are medical students from UM, IMU, MAHSA University and radiology students from UM. The seminar was held in conjunction with the World Radiography Month.
Radiography has always been one of the most important cores in modern medicine. The ability to visualise human anatomy with or without minimal intervention has greatly helped and hastened the diagnosis process for patients. However, despite all the benefits, radiography is not without its harm. Radiation protection practice are therefore important, and doctors, with other hospital staffs have to play their part in the holistic approach of minimising radiation dose to patients.
This seminar was aimed at aiding participants to better understand the physics concept of radiation and radiation protection, the practice of radiation protection in the radiological examination, and on the skills and concepts of requesting radiological examination. It also hopes to enable non radiation workers to acquire the basic knowledge of radiation protection and enable correct application at work.
As future healthcare professionals, the IMU medical students benefited a lot from the seminar.