Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
9105045111998Health PhysicsElective118
Level of Course Unit
Second Cycle
Objectives of the Course
The aim of this course for the students coming from different disciplinary is to able to comprehend for the radiation, radioactivity types, ionizing radioactivity, description terms and used units, the sources of environmental radiation, effects of natural radiation, the internal and external effects of ionizing radiation, the interactions of ionizing radiation the sources of terrestrial radiation.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Prof. Dr. Mahmoud A. A. Aslani
Learning Outcomes
1Being able to comprehend the importance of radiation and radioactivity
2Being able to evaluate the molecular effects of radiation
3Being able to describe the units of radiation and radioactivity
4Being able to explain the sources of terrestrial radioactivity and atmospheric radioactivity
5Being able to to comprehend internal and external effects of ionizing radiation and interactions of ionizing radiation
6Being able to assess analytical the effect of ionizing radioactivity
7Being able to describe the mechanism of radioactive decay, decay kinetic and radioactive element series.
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
Radioactivity, nuclear radiations, ionizing radiation, radiation units, natural radiation, cosmic radiation, terrestrial radiation, atmospheric radiation molecular and biological effects of ionizing radiation, effects of radiation on organs and tissues, radiation detection.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1History of radioactivity,introduction to radioactivity and fundamental concepts, fundamental subject of health physics
2Radioactivity decay mechanisms, alpha emission, beta emission and gamma-rays
3Fundamental terms of radioactivity, definition, units for radioactivity and radiation (Units for Classical sysytem and System International and conversion factors)
4Nuclear energy, magic numbers and importance of magic numbers, decay, radioactive element serials, half life and average life
5Mid-term exam
6Ionizing radiation, external and internal effects of ionizing radiation, interactions and reaction of ionizing radiation
7Several reactions of radiation on the molecules
8Effect of radition on body water molecules, radiation dosimetry, effective half-life, ALARA principle
9Natural radiation, sources of natural radiation, internal radiation sources, cosmic radiation, atmospheric interactions
10Mid-term exam
11Terrestrial radition,primordial radionuclides, atmospheric radiation sourced by terrestrial radiation
12Biological effect of radiation,effect of radiation on tissues and organs
13Short information on radiation detection medium
14Student reports and presentations
15Student reports and presentations
16Final Exam
Recommended or Required Reading
Introduction to Health Physics, Herman Cember Radiochemistry and Nuclear Chemistry, Third Edition, Gregory Choppin, Jan-Olov Liljenzin, Jan Rydberg UNSCEAR Reports, United Nations Publications, (2001)
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Activities are given in detail in the section of "Assessment Methods and Criteria" and "Workload Calculation"
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
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End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
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Language of Instruction
Turkish
Work Placement(s)
None
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination224
Final Examination122
Quiz313
Attending Lectures14342
Team/Group Work428
Report Preparation12020
Report Presentation133
Criticising Paper31030
Self Study10220
Individual Study for Mid term Examination21530
Individual Study for Final Examination12525
Reading5840
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)227
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
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LO1    5545  5
LO2    5 54   
LO3  5 55 44 5
LO4  4 555 5 5
LO5   5555   5
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LO7  55555555 
* Contribution Level : 1 Very low 2 Low 3 Medium 4 High 5 Very High
 
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