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080623A Radiation physics, biology and safety, 1 ECTS cr 
Code 080623A  Validity 01.01.1950 - 01.08.2012
Name Radiation physics, biology and safety  Abbreviation Radiation physi 
Scope1 ECTS cr   
Type Intermediate Studies Discipline5401 Medicine 
  Grading1 - 5, pass, fail 

Koivula, Kalle Antero 

ECTS Credits  1 credits 
Timing  C3 
Learning outcomes 

The student knows the interactions of ionizing radiation and the dose response of influence. She or he is familiar with radiation sickness and injuries, with their symptoms and treatment. The student knows the legislation of radiation usage, and how it is possible to be shielded from radiation risks.


The physical and biological mechanisms related to radiation damage will be approached during course as well as the dose dependence of radiation damage. The legislative and regulatory framework guiding the use of radiation is discussed, and how the practical work of radiation protection it is possible to implement in the radiation work.

Learning activities and teaching methods 

Lectures 8 h, exam 2 h

Recommended or required reading 

Lectures, literature in Finnish

Assessment methods and criteria 

Exam on the basis of lectures

Grading  1-5 
Other information 

The course is part of the Finnish legal radiation protection education.



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