Course - Ionizing Radiation - Interactions and Dosimetry - TFY4365
TFY4365 - Ionizing Radiation - Interactions and Dosimetry
Lessons are not given in the academic year 2023/2024
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 diagnostics, as well as for 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.
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
Classroom lectures, calculations and group work.
Oral presentation as compulsory activity.
- Oral presentation
Further on evaluation
Oral exam. Compulsory presentation.
Resit exam in August.
Recommended previous knowledge
The courses TFY4225 Nuclear and Radiation Physics and TFY4315 Biophysics of Ionizing Radiation,or similar courses.
Will be announced when the course starts.
Credits: 7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level
Language of instruction: English
- Medical Physics
- Radiation Biophysics/Radiation Biology
- Biophysics and Medical Technology
Department with academic responsibility
Department of Physics
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