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FY8413 - Ionizing Radiation – Interactions and Dosimetry

About

Lessons are not given in the academic year 2020/2021

Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Oral examination
Grade: Passed/Failed

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Oral examination 100/100 H

Course content

The main elements in the course are basic interaction mechanisms between ionizing radiation and matter and the theoretical basis for dosimetry for the use in radiotherapy and risk assessment of radiation exposure of humans. Important topics are: Interaction cross sections (classical), mechanisms for interaction of photons, neutrons and charged particles, fundamental entities in dosimetry, cavity theories, radiation equilibrium, applied dosimetry in radiation-based medical diagnostics and therapy, neutron dosimetry, internal dosimetry and personal dosimetry.

Learning outcome

The course provides knowledge about the interaction mechanisms between ionizing radiation and matter, both charged and uncharged particles (photons and neutrons), the theoretical basis for dosimetry of ionizing radiation, and provides the basis for clinical application of dosimetry.

Learning methods and activities

Teaching will be offered concentrated during two separate weeks in the spring semester and will consist of a combination of classroom lectures, calculations and group tasks.

Compulsory assignments

  • Project with presentation

Further on evaluation

Signing up for the exam requires that the student is signed up to attend the course at the same semester.

Specific conditions

Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester. Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Course materials

Will be announced when the course starts.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
FY8412 4.0 01.09.2019
FY6021 4.0 01.09.2020
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Facts

Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Doctoral degree level

Coursework

No

Language of instruction: English, Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Medical Technology
  • Medical Physics
  • Radiation Biophysics/Radiation Biology
  • Radiation Physics
  • Biophysics and Medical Technology
  • Physics
Contact information

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Physics

Phone:

Examination

Examination arrangement: Oral examination

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Summer UTS Oral examination 100/100 H
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Oral examination 100/100 H
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.
Examination

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