19M061RE - Radioecology

Course specification
Course title Radioecology
Acronym 19M061RE
Study programme Electrical Engineering and Computing
Type of study master academic studies
Lecturer (for classes)
Lecturer/Associate (for practice)
Lecturer/Associate (for OTC)
    ESPB 6.0 Status elective
    The goal Introduction to forms of natural and anthropogenic radioisotopes occurrence in the environment, their interaction with the bio-sphere and techno-sphere, impact assessment and transfer of NORM and TENORM materials into the living world.
    The outcome Advanced knowledge of methods and models for estimating the emission of natural and anthropogenic radioisotopes to the environment.
    Contents of lectures Origin of natural and anthropogenic radioisotopes in the environment. NORM and TENORM materials. Evaluation of biological effects induced by natural or artificial radioisotopes. Prediction models for the consequences of accidental radioisotope emissions. Recommendations of international organizations in the field of radioecology.
    Contents of exercises Follows the topics covered by theoretical lectures.
    1. Van der Stricht, E., Kirchman, R. (eds.). Radioecology: Radioactivity & Ecosystems. Fortemps, Liege, 2001. (Original title)
    2. Scott, E.M. (ed.). Modelling Radioactivity in the Environment. Elsevier, 2003. (Original title)
    3. Baxter, M., Povinec, P. (eds.). Analysis of Environmental Radionuclides, Elsevier, 2007. (Original title)
    Number of hours per week during the semester/trimester/year
    Lectures Exercises OTC Study and Research Other classes
    3 1
    Methods of teaching 45 hours of theoretical lectures + 15 hours of auditory exercises
    Knowledge score (maximum points 100)
    Pre obligations Points Final exam Points
    Activites during lectures Test paper 70
    Practical lessons Oral examination
    Seminars 30