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FRE021 - Radiation protection
Owner: TTFYA
3,0 Credits (ECTS 4,5)
Grading: TH - Five, Four, Three, Not passed
Level: C
Department: 16 - PHYSICS

Teaching language: English
Minimum participants: 3
Maximum participants: 35

Course module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 No Sp
0102 Examination 3,0 c Grading: TH   3,0 c   Contact examiner,  Contact examiner

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Docent  Anders Nordlund


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Course specific prerequisites

Basic physics and math courses


This course is of a cross-disciplinary character. It contains parts of nuclear physics, radiation physics, radiation biology and radiation ecology. The part on radiation physics gives insight into the principles of measurement of radioactivity and radiation doses. The course also covers the biological principles of the effect of radiation on living organisms. In particular the effect of radiation on the human body are discussed. The course also contains a section on neutrons, which are being used in an increasing number of applications. This section also includes shielding against neutrons, secondary effects of neutrons as well as the radiation environment at nuclear reactors.


Radiation protection: dosimetri, biological hazard, radiation measurement, laws and restrictions. Neutron radiation: sources, radiation protection.


Lectures and two laborations


"Strålskydd", sold at the department. Unfortunately this book is in Swedish. Corresponding litterature in english can be borrowed at the department.


Written exam in two part, both of which have to be passed.

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