Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
9105045682014Effects of radiation on non-human biotaElective128
Level of Course Unit
Second Cycle
Objectives of the Course
The aim of this course for students is to be able to find out the basic knowledge concerning the ionizing radiation exposure as a result of short-and long-term ecosystem effects of biota that occurring on the changes and possible consequences in advance.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Doç. Dr. Sabriye YUŞAN
Learning Outcomes
1Çevresel ortamlarda iyonize radyasyona kısa ve uzun süre maruz kalmanın biyotalar üzerindeki etkilerini kavrayabilme
2Biyotalarda Bireyler, Popülâsyonlar ve Topluluklar Ölçeğinde Artan Radyoaktivitenin Uzun Vadedeki Sonuçlarını kavrayabilme
3Uzun süre iyonize radyasyona maruz kalma durumunda radyolojik değerlendirmede incelenebilecek biyotaların kavranabilmesi
4Çevresel korumada biyotanın radyasyon ve doz ilişkisini kurabilme
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6Being able to comprehend the effects of short and long term consequences of ionizing radiation on biota
7Being able to comprehend the long term consequences of enhaced radioactivity and conventional chemical pollutants for biota at the scale of the individuals, populations and commutions
8Being able to comprehend the biota types for expose of ionizing radiation as long term for radiologic evaluation
9Being able to get a relation between radiation and dose of biota for environmental protection
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
Types of radiation for human and biota, biologic effects of radiation, non human biota types for determination of the ionizing radiation, usage of biota for natural and artificial radionuclides in the ecosystem, effects of radiation on plants and animals, relationship between radiation and dose of biota for environmental protection
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Natural radiation sources and artificial radiation sources
2Types of radiation exposure to humans Biologic effects of radiation Mid-term exam Non human biota types for determination of the ionizing radiation Selection of biota and varieties for this issue to be considered Biologic accumulation The case of biota in accidents Mid-term exam Capacity of biota Flora and Fauna Calculation of radiation dose for environmental protection The presentation of the semester Project The presentation of the semester Project Final exam
3Types of radiation exposure to non- human biota
4Biologic effects of radiation
5Mid-term exam
6Non human biota types for determination of the ionizing radiation
7Selection of biota and varieties for this issue to be considered
8Biologic accumulation
9The case of biota in accidents
10Mid-term exam
11Capacity of biota
12Flora and Fauna
13Calculation of radiation dose for environmental protection
14The presentation of the semester Project
15The presentation of the semester Project
16Final exam
Recommended or Required Reading
-Protection of the Environment from Ionising Radiation, The Development and Application of a System of Radiation Protection for the Environment, IAEA, 2003. -Blaylock, B. G. 1969. Fecundity of a Gambusia affinis population exposed to chronic environmental radiation. Rad. Res. 37:1088-1094. -Copplestone, D. J., Hingston, A. Real. 2008. The development and purpose of the FREDERICA radiation effects database. Journal of Environmental Radioactivity. 99: 1456-1463. -Hinton, T. G. and F. W. Whicker. 1997. A screening model approach to determine probable impacts to fish from historic releases of radionuclides. IN: Freshwater and Estuarine Radioecology (Ed: Hilton, Desmet, Comans, Blust and deBetencourt) Studies in Environmental Science, Elsevier. pp. 441-448. -IAEA. 1992. Effects of Ionizing Radiation on Plants and Animals at Levels Implied by Current Radiation Protection Standards, Technical Reports Series No. 332. International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna. -Radiation protection of the environment: providing knowledge and skills to the user community 7ICRP, 2009. -Environmental Protection: The concept and use of reference animals and plants. Publication 108, Elsevier, ISBN-13 978-0-444-52934-3. -Whicker, F. W. and V. Schultz.. 1982. Radioecology: Nuclear Energy and the Environment. CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL., USA. -Lawrence W. Barnthouse, 1995. Effects of ionizing radiation on terrestrial plants and animals: a workshop report, Environmental Sciences Division Publication No. 4494 Date Published: December 1995 -Hildegarde Vandenhove, Effects of ionizing radiation on non-human biota, Biosphere Impact Studies Environment Health and Safety, UNSCEAR 2008 report Brussels, 15 April 2011.
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
SUM0
End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
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SUM0
Language of Instruction
Turkish
Work Placement(s)
None
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination224
Final Examination122
Attending Lectures13339
Practice236
Self Study6530
Individual Study for Mid term Examination22040
Individual Study for Final Examination22040
Reading71070
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)231
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
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* Contribution Level : 1 Very low 2 Low 3 Medium 4 High 5 Very High
 
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