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Undergraduate course

Physics of Radiation

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


Objectives and Content

Objective: Introduction into nuclear physics, ionizing radiation and its applications

Content: Introduction into nuclear physics, radioactivty, properties of ionizing radiation, interaction of radiation with matter, dosimetry, biological effects, medical and technical applications, radiation environment, radiation detection

Learning Outcomes

On completion of the course

the student should have the following learning outcomes defined in terms of knowledge, skills and general competence:


The students should be able to understand

  • basic concepts in nuclear physics
  • properties of ionizing radiation
  • their applications
  • methods of radiation detection


The students should

  • have the capability of doing back-of-the-envelope calculations in a diversity of situations

General competence

  • critical thinking
  • be able to uncover "alternative facts" in public discussions

Required Previous Knowledge

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

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.

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