Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
9105046282004Physicochemical Behaviour of Radionuclides in EnvironmentElective128
Level of Course Unit
Third Cycle
Objectives of the Course
The aim of this course for students is to be able to find out the basic knowledge concerning the possible physicochemical forms of some radionuclides and the most important factors and processes affecting migration in the environmental media such as terrestrial, aquatic, atmospheric and marine
Name of Lecturer(s)
Prof.Dr.Şule AYTAŞ, Doç.Dr.Sabriye YUŞAN
Learning Outcomes
1Being able to get a relation between radionuclide migration and its physicalchemistry forms
2Being able to comprehend the effectual environmental factors in radionuclide migration
3Being able to comprehend the mechanism of transfer between environmental media and to examine the possible correlation
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5Being able to comprehend the general methods of radionuclide determination in environmental samples
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
Physicochemical forms and behaviour of radionuclides in environment, transfer mechanisms, influence processes on radionuclide migration, correlation of environmental parameters of radionuclides, general determination methods of radionuclides in environmental samples.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1A general view to physicochemical behaviours of radionuclides in terrestrial, aquatic, atmospheric and marine environmental.
2Access roads of radionuclides to the aquatic environment
3Radionuclide migration in aquatic environments and affecting factors.
4Affecting transfer factors to input of radionuclides to the aquatic environment
5Mid-term exam
6Access roads of radionuclides to the aquatic environment, migration and affecting transfer factors
7Physicochemical behavior of radionuclide in the soil and transfer factors.
8Collection of samples from the terrestrial environment and analysis of radionuclides.
9Behaviors of radionuclides in the atmospheric environment and access roads.
10Mid-term exam
11Collection of samples from atmospheric environment and analysis of radionuclides.
12Input to radionuclides in the marine environment and their physicochemical behaviors
13Collection of samples from marine environment and analysis of radionuclides.
14The presentation of the semester Project.
15The presentation of the semester Project.
16Final exam.
Recommended or Required Reading
Environmental Migration of Long-Lived Radionuclides, IAEA, Vienna, 1982. Cothern C. R., Rebers P. A., Radon, Radium and Uranium in Drinking Water, Lewis Publishers Inc., 1991. Kathren R. L., Radioactivity in the Environment: Sources, Distribution and Surveillance, Harwood Academic Publishers, 1986.
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
SUM0
End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
SUM0
SUM0
Language of Instruction
Turkish
Work Placement(s)
None
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination224
Final Examination122
Quiz515
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)229
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
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10
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11
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LO23        3 
LO3  4    4   
LO4    5      
LO5 3     3 4 
* Contribution Level : 1 Very low 2 Low 3 Medium 4 High 5 Very High
 
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