Bachelor's degree in Obstetrics (to qualify as an obstetrician)

Health and safety promotion - PREVENZIONE SERVIZI SANITARI E RADIOPROTEZIONE

Course code
4S000035
Name of lecturer
Marco Ferdeghini
Number of ECTS credits allocated
1
Other available courses
Academic sector
MED/36 - IMAGING AND RADIOTHERAPY
Language of instruction
Italian
Location
VERONA
Period
1°anno 2°semestre dal Mar 1, 2016 al Apr 16, 2016.

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Lesson timetable

1°anno 2°semestre

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Learning outcomes

The purpose of the module is to give students:
- basic concepts of atomic physics and radiobiology
- an educational training on radiation protection of workers, population and patients
- knowledge of the main radiation regulations and laws.

Syllabus

The core curriculum includes:
Basic background of atomic and nuclear physics.
Stable and unstable nuclei.
Classification of radiation.
Directly and indirectly ionizing & Non-Ionizing Radiations.
Interaction of radiation with matter.
The radioactivity. Radioactive elements. Nature of the radiation. The radioactive series.
Energy of radiation.
Description of a radioactive source. Radiation alpha, beta and gamma.
Laws of radioactive decay. Physical and biological half-lives.
Activities and dose: Activities in becquerels/Curie. Specific activity. Absorbed dose. Units of measurement. Equivalent dose. Effective Dose. Dose rate. Quality factor. Collective dose.
Artificial radioactive isotopes. Fission. Activation analysis.
The measurement of radiation: Tools of revelation. Movies. Thermoluminescence dosimeters (TLD).
Dosimeters based on ionization.
Scintillation counters. Counters Semiconductor. Chemical dosimetry. Dose measurements.
Radiation protection. Dose limits.
Natural radiation. Cosmic radiation. Natural gamma radiation. Internal radioactivity. Radon.
Radiation in medicine and research. Radiation sources. X-ray generators radioactive isotopes.
Radiotherapy. Alt methods diagnostici.lsotopi for irradiation of foodstuffs.
Doses of radiation in medical practice.
Nuclear explosions and accidents in nuclear reactors
Radiation and health
Large doses. Dose effect curves for large doses Using large doses of medicine and
in the industry.
Small doses and style risk: The dose-effect curve for small doses. Epidemiological studies.

Assessment methods and criteria

Written exam (open ended questions).
Possible oral examination.

STUDENT MODULE EVALUATION - 2015/2016






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