Bachelor's degree in Radiology Techniques for Imaging and Radiotherapy (to qualify as a medical radiology technician) (Verona)

Radiobiology and Radiation Protection (2020/2021)

Course code
4S001359
Credits
7

Teaching is organised as follows:
Unit Credits Academic sector Period Academic staff
BIOLOGIA APPLICATA E RADIOBIOLOGIA 2 BIO/13-EXPERIMENTAL BIOLOGY Lezioni 1A 1 semestre TSRM Patricia Lievens
PRINCIPI DI DOSIMETRIA 1 FIS/07-APPLIED PHYSICS Lezioni 1A 1 semestre TSRM Paolo Maria Polloniato
PRINCIPI DI RADIOPROTEZIONE 2 MED/36-IMAGING AND RADIOTHERAPY Lezioni 1A 1 semestre TSRM Riccardo De Robertis Lombardi
BIOCHIMICA 2 BIO/10-BIOCHEMISTRY Lezioni 1A 1 semestre TSRM Riccardo Montioli

Learning outcomes

The course aims to provide the basic knowledge in biochemistry, applied biology and radiobiology, radiation protection and dosimetry, necessary to understand the molecular and cellular processes triggered by ionizing and non-ionizing radiations in their impact with the matter. Furthermore, the course provides notions on X-rays and the principles of image formation in diagnostic imaging and radiation protection concepts that can be applied to the operator, patient and areas of medical relevance. BIOCHEMISTRY The course is mostly focused on the relationship between structure and function of biological macromolecules and the main metabolic pathways in which they are involved. The fundamental objective is to stimulate the student's interest in biomolecular science by highlighting interconnections between biochemical processes and related energetics. At the end of the Course the student should prove to master scientific terms and notions in order to critically and autonomously evaluate the biochemical processes of life. APPLIED BIOLOGY AND RADIOBIOLOGY To provide knowledge about the molecular and cellular processes common to all living organisms. To provide basic knowledge of human genetics in order to recognize the methods of transmission of hereditary characteristics, normal and pathological. To understand the molecular and cellular processes triggered by ionizing and non-ionizing radiations. PRINCIPLES OF RADIATION DOSIMETRY The aim of the dosimetry module is to familiarize with Physical concepts underlying interaction Of the Radiation with matter. The program is built facing the Presentation of Physical magnitudes connected to the use of ionizing radiation in Medical Practices. Some practical and numerical examples are presented too. It is Presented the Radiation Protection Basic Concepts in the medical relevance areas. PRINCIPLES OF RADIATION PROTECTION To give information on X rays and radiation protection

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Campbell et al. Biologia e genetica Pearson 2015
Sadava, Hillis, Craig Heller, Hacker Elementi di Biologia e Genetica (Edizione 5) Zanichelli 2019
Bonaldo et al. Elementi di Biologia e Genetica EdiSES 2019 978-88-3319-038-9
Forshier S Essentials of Radiation Biology and Protection DELMAR 2008
A cura di Pietro Comandini con la collaborazione di L. Pierotti e C. Lamberti. Diagnostica per immagini a raggi X: principi fisici ed aspetti tecnologici. Società Editrice ESCULAPIO  
Cittadini Diagnostica per Immagini e Radioterapia  
Angelelli e coll. DIAGNOSTICA PER IMMAGINI PER STUDENTI E MEDICI DI MEDICINA GENRALE IDELSON GNOCCHI 2006 9788879474894




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