OF4DZZ - Dosimetry and Radiation Protection

Course specification
Course title Dosimetry and Radiation Protection
Acronym OF4DZZ
Study programme Electrical Engineering and Computing
Module Physical Electronics
Type of study bachelor academic studies
Lecturer (for classes)
Lecturer/Associate (for practice)
Lecturer/Associate (for OTC)
ESPB 6.0 Status mandatory
The goal Learning about the interaction of various radiation types with materials, physical quantities used in dosimetry, operational principles and properties of detectors and dosimeters of ionizing radiation, possible biological effects of radiation, methods and practices in radiation protection.
The outcome High degree of knowledge about physical basics and practical aspects of detectors and dosimeters. Ability to select detectors and dosimeters that are suitable for monitoring and measuring different radiation fields, apply suitable radiation safety and protection measures, and identify materials applicable in shielding against radiation.
Contents of lectures Natural and man-made radiation sources, Radiometry, Passage of radiation through matter, Interaction coefficients, Radiation equilibrium, Exposure, Kerma, Absorbed dose, Microdosimetry, Radiation detectors, Dosimeters, Cavity theory, Biological effects of radiation, Quantities in radiation protection, Aims and principles of radiation protection, Area monitoring, Personal monitoring, Shielding.
Contents of exercises Practices (problem solving exercises) and laboratory work, illustrating the topics covered by the theoretical contents of the course.
  1. F. H. Attix - Introduction to Radiological Physics and Radiation Dosimetry (Wiley-VCH, 1986) (Original title)
  2. G. F. Knoll - Radiation Detection and Measurement (4th edition, Wiley, 2010) (Original title)
  3. J. J. Bevelacqua - Contemporary Health Physics (2nd edition, Wiley-VCH, 2009) (Original title)
  4. J. Shapiro - Radiation Protection: A Guide for Scientists, Regulators and Physicians (4th edition, Harvard University Press, 2002) (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 theoretical lessons + 15 lessons of practice (problem solving exercises) + 15 lessons of laboratory work. Homework assignments (calculations of detector efficiency, absorbed dose calculations).
Knowledge score (maximum points 100)
Pre obligations Points Final exam Points
Activites during lectures 0 Test paper 70
Practical lessons 30 Oral examination 0
Projects 0
Colloquia 0
Seminars 0