The effect of radio transmissions on health has been studied extensively, leading to international standards for network antennas and exposure limits for workers and the public. Despite the ever-growing body of scientific knowledge, many people continue to be concerned about electromagnetic fields (EMFs) and their impact on health.

This three-week course looks at the state of the science, standards for mobile technologies, regulatory compliance and public awareness and education.

Course Objectives

  • Understand public concerns and the accumulated knowledge about the health effects of EMFs.
  • Learn about internationally accepted safety requirements for radio transmissions.
  • Learn how to respond to public safety concerns and increase awareness of the science.

Who should attend this course?

  • Individuals who have recently moved into a regulatory position and need to gain insights into people’s concerns about radio signals and health.
  • Regulatory or legal professionals who need to respond to public safety concerns and increase awareness of the science.
  • Entry and mid-level engineering staff who need to understand the policy and regulatory aspects of radio signals and health.

The benefits for you and your organisation

  • You will gain detailed knowledge of internationally accepted safety requirements for radio transmissions.
  • You will learn about EMF exposure limits for workers and the public.
  • You will gain insights into the latest scientific knowledge covering radio signals and health.
  • You will learn how to respond effectively to public safety concerns.

Course Structure and Study Time

The course consists of six sessions and you will gain access to all of them on the course start date. You will have the opportunity to ask questions about the content of the course during live chat sessions as well as on the course forum. These sessions will take place at 10am UK time on the 15th, 22nd and 29th of September and the 6th of October 2022.

It should not take you more than two to three hours of study time per week to complete the course in four weeks. You will have, however, seven weeks to complete it. If after seven weeks you have not completed the course, you will have to start it again next time it is offered.

If you decide to submit a final project, it will probably take you four to six hours to put it together. You will have seven weeks to submit your final project.

To find out more about our user-friendly learning platform, please watch the video below.

Course Completion Certificates

To qualify for a course completion certificate, you must view all the course sessions and answer correctly all the quiz questions you will find as you progress through the sessions. You will also need to fill out the course survey.

You do not have to complete a final project to earn a course completion certificate but we strongly encourage you to create one. Putting together a final project will give you an opportunity to reflect on the principles covered during the course and help you discover how they could be applied to your own country. If you submit a final project the course trainer will provide you with valuable feedback that you may find useful in your day-to-day work.

If you are interested in booking ten or more places on this course, please click here to contact us about our group bookings offer. If you have any additional questions, please do get in touch.

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£625.00 Per Participant

20% discount available for GSMA Members

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20% discount available on this Radio Signals and Health course for GSMA Members.

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If you are interested in booking ten or more places on a course, please click here to contact us about our group bookings offer.



Jack Rowley
Senior Director, Research and Sustainability, GSMA

Jack leads radiofrequency safety and environmental activities within the GSMA’s Public Policy department. He has more than 30 years of experience in the telecommunications industry and is the author of over 100 publications on mobile communications safety. He holds an Electronics Engineering degree with a First Class Honours from the University of Limerick (Ireland) and a PhD from the RMIT University (Australia). Jack is also a member of the Bioelectromagnetics Society and a senior member of the IEEE.



Andrea Guajardo
Partnerships and Delivery Manager, GSMA

Andrea is partnerships and delivery manager for the GSMA’s Capacity Building programme. Based in Santiago, Chile, Andrea manages the GSMA Capacity Building online training courses delivery to regulators and policy makers worldwide and leads capacity building partnerships with the World Bank, ITU, among others. She holds a Master’s degree in Linguistics, a Bachelor’s degree in Education in English from the University of Santiago of Chile, a Diploma in International Relations, and a Diploma in Women and Global Public Policy from the University of Chile.


Course Agenda

Addressing Concerns About Radio Signals and Health

Session 1

  • What are electromagnetic fields (EMFs)?
  • Why are people concerned about possible health risks?

Session 2

  • IARC classification framework
  • Compliance zones near to antennas
  • 5G EMF compliance testing standards
  • What do we know from existing research?

Session 3

  • International exposure limits for workers and the public.
  • Assessment of compliance for deveices and antennas

Session 4

  • Calculating exposure levels and compliance distances
  • Reporting results and public communication

Session 5

  • Ten principles for risk communication
  • Risk communication in practice

Session 6

  • Harmonisation with international requirements
  • Policy for mobile devices
  • Policy for antenna sites

You can view a more detailed agenda here.

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