13E064DZZ - Dosimetry and Radiation Protection

Course specification
Course title Dosimetry and Radiation Protection
Acronym 13E064DZZ
Study programme Electrical Engineering and Computing
Type of study bachelor academic studies
Lecturer (for classes)
Lecturer/Associate (for practice)
Lecturer/Associate (for OTC)
ESPB 6.0 Status elective
The goal Becoming familiar with dosimetric quantities, working principles and properties of dosimeters, ionizing radiation absorbed dose measurements and calculations, possible biological effects of radiation, methods and techniques in radiation protection.
The outcome Detailed knowledge of physical basics and practical aspects of dosimeter operation. Ability to select dosimeters appropriate for monitoring and surveying various radiation fields, implement required radiation security and safety measures, and identify materials suitable for protective shields and barriers.
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URL to lectures
Contents of lectures Exposure. Kerma. Energy imparted. Absorbed dose. Cavity theory. Dosimeters: working principles, properties, types and applications. Biological effects of radiation. Micro and nanodosimetry. Radiation protection quantities. Principles of radiation protection. Radiation limits. Area and personal monitoring. Radiation shielding. Dosimetry and protection in medical applications of radiation.
Contents of exercises Problem-solving exercises and laboratory work which illustrate topics covered by the theoretical contents of the course.
  1. M. Vujisić - Dosimetry and Radiation Protection (Lecture handouts) (ETF, Belgrade, 2019)
  2. H. Cember, T.E. Johnson - Introduction to Health Physics (4th edition, McGraw-Hill, 2008) (Original title)
  3. M.G. Stabin - Fundamentals of Nuclear Medicine Dosimetry (Springer, 2008) (Original title)
  4. J.J. Bevelacqua - Contemporary Health Physics (2nd edition, Wiley-VCH, 2009) (Original title)
  5. F.H. Attix - Introduction to Radiological Physics and Radiation Dosimetry (Wiley-VCH, 1986) (Original title)
Number of hours per week during the semester/trimester/year
Lectures Exercises OTC Study and Research Other classes
3 1 1
Methods of teaching 45 lecture classes + 15 problem-solving classes + 15 classes of laboratory work in the Vinča Institute of Nuclear Sciences. Project assignments (absorbed dose calculations, micro- and nanodosimetry calculations, calculations of parameters for radiation shielding).
Knowledge score (maximum points 100)
Pre obligations Points Final exam Points
Activites during lectures Test paper 60
Practical lessons 20 Oral examination
Seminars 20