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766116P Radiation physics, biology and safety, 5 ECTS cr 
Code 766116P  Validity 01.01.2015 -
Name Radiation physics, biology and safety  Abbreviation Radiation physi 
Scope5 ECTS cr   
TypeBasic Studies Discipline3251 Physics 
TypeCourse   
  Grading1 - 5, pass, fail 
 
   
Unit Field of Physics 

Teachers
Name
Lauri Hautala 

Description
ECTS Credits 

5 ECTS credits / 135 hours of work

 
Language of instruction 

Finnish

 
Timing 

Spring term, 3. period

 
Learning outcomes 

After completing the course, the student:

  • can describe the physical origin of different types of radiation and their interaction with matter,
  • can explain the essential effects ionizing radiation has on human body and
  • knows what rules and regulations govern the use of radiation in Finland.
 
Contents 

The topics of the course include the origin of ionizing radiation e.g. as a result of radioactive decay and in nuclear reactions, the interaction between radiation and matter, the detection and measurements of radiation, physical quantities and measuring units related to radiation, radiation in the environment, and examples of utilizing radiation in the industry and research. The biologic effects of radiation and legislation related to radiation safety are also discussed.

 
Mode of delivery 

Face-to-face teaching

 
Learning activities and teaching methods 

14 hours of lectures, 14 hours of exercises, 107 hours of self-study

 
Target group 

Students in physics degree program. Other students studying in University of Oulu can also participate to the course.

 
Prerequisites and co-requisites 

Broad studies in high school physics and basics from high school chemistry and biology.

 
Recommended optional programme components 

The course is an independent entity and does not require additional studies carried out at the same time.

 
Recommended or required reading 

Lecture material (in Finnish), ”säteily- ja ydinturvallisuus” book series produced by säteilyturvakeskus and other material provided during the course.

 
Assessment methods and criteria 

Exercise problems. Further instructions will be given at the beginning of the course.

 
Grading 

The course utilizes a numerical grading scale 0-5 where zero stands for a fail.

 
Person responsible 

Lauri Hautala

 
Working life cooperation 

The course does not contain working life cooperation.

 
Other information 

Timetables, further instructions and materials can be found from the course website in Moodle (moodle.oulu.fi).

 


Current and future instruction
Functions Name Type ECTS cr Teacher Schedule
registration period has not begun Radiation physics, biology and safety  Course  Lauri Hautala  08.01.21 -25.02.21

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