Undergraduate course

Physics of Radiation

  • ECTS credits10
  • Teaching semesterSpring
  • Course codePHYS231
  • Number of semesters1
  • LanguageEnglish
  • Resources

Semester of Instruction


Objectives and Content

The course gives an introduction into radiation physics, including radioactivity,

interaction of radiation with matter, radiation detection and instrumentation, dosimetry, biological effects, technical and medical applications, discussion of the radiation environment and risk analysis

Learning Outcomes

After taking the course, students should be able to

- explain central concepts, laws and basic models in nuclear physics

- understand both natural and man-made sources of radiation

- master detection principles for dosimetry and instrumentation

- use basic laws to solve simple problems in radiation physics

- estimate doses, dose limits and associated risks when using radiation sources

Required Previous Knowledge

Basic courses in mechanics, thermodynamics, electricity, magnetism, optics and modern physics.

Recommended Previous Knowledge

PHYS102 or PHYS110

Forms of Assessment

Oral exam.

Grading Scale

The grading scale used is A to F. Grade A is the highest passing grade in the grading scale, grade F is a fail.

Exam information

  • Type of assessment: Oral examination

    Withdrawal deadline