Module Guide since WS 2016/17

Modul ME5050-KP05

Biophysics of Ionizing Radiation and Radiation Safety (StrahlenSk)


1 Semester
Turnus of offer:

each semester
Credit points:

Course of studies, specific field and terms:
  • Master MLS 2018 (optional subject), interdisciplinary competence, 2nd semester
  • Bachelor Biophysics 2016 (compulsory), life sciences, 5th semester
  • Master MLS 2016 (optional subject), interdisciplinary competence, 1st or 2nd semester
Classes and lectures:
  • Biophysics of Ionizing Radiation and Radiation Safety (practical course, 2 SWS)
  • Biophysics of Ionizing Radiation and Radiation Safety (lecture, 2 SWS)
  • 30 Hours exam preparation
  • 60 Hours private studies
  • 60 Hours in-classroom work
Contents of teaching:
  • Physics of ionizing radiation
  • Basic principles of dosimetry
  • Introduction to methods of radiation measurement
  • Radiation biology: principles of radiation damage, deterministic and stochastic effects, health risks caused by ionizing radiation
  • Radiation chemistry, handling of open and enclosed radioactive materials
  • Safety requirements in radionuclide laboratories
  • Application of radionuclides in research and medicine
  • German and international laws and regulations dealing with radiation safety
  • The students will have acquired in depth knowledge of the legal regulations concerning the work with radioactive materials and are able to implement these regulations in all relevant situations: Purchase, transport, storage, experimental use, disposal and decontamination
  • They are able to safely handle open and enclosed radioactive compounds
  • They are able to work in radiation protection areas in compliance with legal regulations
  • They are able to measure radioactivity, calculate radiation doses and evaluate the results with respect to legal thresholds and biological impact
  • They are able design experiments using radioactive materials, identify and meet the necessary safety precautions and establish a suitable workplace
  • The students will acquire the requisite qualification (Fachkunde) according to German law (RöV and StrlSchV). This will qualify them (upon fulfillment of other regulatory requirements) to perform as a radiation safety officer according to German law.
Grading through:
  • written exam
Responsible for this module:
  • Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Christian Schmidt
  • Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Christian Schmidt
  • Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Christian Hübner
  • Dipl.-Ing. Henning Schönwald
  • Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Magdalena Rafecas
  • Dr. math. et dis. nat. Jeroen Mesters
  • Prof. Dr. Lars Redecke
  • Skript of the practical course:
  • German rules for radiation saftey:
  • Bundesamt für Strahlenschutz (BfS) (2007): Die Empfehlungen der Internationalen Strahlenschutzkommission (ICRP) von 2007 - ICRP-Veröffentlichung 103 (BfS-SCHR-47/09)
  • • G. Major.: Strahlenschutz - Im Buch: W. Schlegel, C.P. Karger, O. Jäkel (Hrsg.), Medizinische Physik. Springer-Verlag, 2018.
  • • H. Krieger: Grundlagen der Strahlungsphysik und des Strahlenschutzes - Springer, 2017
  • • H. Krieger: Strahlungsmessung und Dosimetrie - Springer, 2013
  • • Veröffentlichungen der Strahlenschutzkommission - Band 43: Berechnungsgrundlage für die Ermittlung von Körper-Äquivalentdosen bei äußerer Strahlenexposition - 2017
  • offered only in German

Prerequisites for the module:
-The attendance of the radiation protection briefing

Prerequisites for admission to the written examination:
- succesful participation in 90 % of the practical course

Module exam:
- ME5050-L1: Biophysics of Ionizing Radiation and Radiation Safet, written exam, 120 min, 100 % module grade for MIW, none-graded for MLS, minimum of 50 % of the points have to be reached

Each winter semester preferential for students of Biophysics and MIW, every summer semester preferential for MLS students.

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