Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
9105046242010The Use of Nuclear Techniques in Ecology IIElective128
Level of Course Unit
Third Cycle
Language of Instruction
Turkish
Objectives of the Course
It is aimed to provide the background necessary for understanding, monitoring and application of the marine radiological environment and the laboratory exercise is intended to demonstrate several equipment for sampling and the operation of complete alpha and gamma spectrometry systems.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Aysun UĞUR GÖRGÜN
Learning Outcomes
1Being able to explain the use of radioactive tracers to solve marine environmental problems
2Being able to identify the sources of natural and artificial radionuclides in the marine environment.
3Being able to explain the main processes by which radionuclides are distributed through the marine environment.
4Being able to apply principles of dose assessment to determine the impact of marine environmental exposure to radioactivity.
5Being able to comprehend the units for radiation quantities and doses.
6Being able to follow the latest developments in the Nuclear Sciences and Technologies field.
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
Investigation and monitoring of origins, distributions and interactions of radionuclides in sediment, sea-water and organisms using alpha and gamma spectroscopy; kinetics of pollutions in sediments; determinations of sedimentation rates and dating using nuclear techniques; problems and suggestions in nuclear spectroscopic techniques; biokinetic applications; dose calculations.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Investigation and monitoring of origins, distributions and interactions of radionuclides in sediment, sea-water and organisms using alpha and gamma spectroscopyLab.
2Natural radionuclides applied to coastal zone processes. Assessment of gamma, beta and alpha-particle-emitting nuclides in marine samples.Preparation of lab. report
3Radionuclides in the biosphere. Radiological assessment of ocean radioactivity.Lab.
4Marine biogeochemistry of radionuclides. Interactions of radionuclides with sediments and suspended particles and with marine biota.Preparation of lab. report
5Radiometric determination of anthropogenic radionuclides in seawaterLab.
6Transuranium nuclides in the world’s oceansPreparation of lab. report
7Sampling marine sediments for radionuclide monitoring. Determinations of sedimentation rates and dating using nuclear techniquesLab.
8Mid-term exam Preparation of lab. report
9Design of laboratory radiotracer studies in marine radioecology. Biokinetic applications.Lab.
10Dose calculations.Preparation of lab. report
11Developments in analytical technologies for marine radionuclide studies. Collection and preparation of marine samples for radionuclide analysis.Lab.
12Gamma spectrometry of marine environmental samples: problems and suggestions.Preparation of lab. report
13Underwater gamma-ray spectrometryLab.
14The presentation of the semester Project.Preparation of lab. report
15The presentation of the semester Project.Lab.
16Final exam.Preparation of lab. report
Recommended or Required Reading
Analysis of Environmental Radionuclides, edited by Pavel P. Povinec, Radioactivity in the Environment, Volume II, Series Editor: M.S. Baxter, Elsevier, First edition 2008. Radionuclides in the Environment, International Conference on Isotopes in Environmental Studies, edited by P.P. Povinec, J.A. Sanchez-Cabeza, Radioactivity in the Environment, Volume 8, Series Editor: M.S. Baxter, Elsevier, First edition 2006. Strategies and Methodologies for Applied Marine Radioactivity Studies, Training Course Series No.7, International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna, 1997.
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
Work Placement(s)
None
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination224
Final Examination122
Attending Lectures12224
Report Presentation224
Individual Study for Mid term Examination22040
Individual Study for Final Examination13535
Reading12784
Homework22244
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)237
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
PO
1
PO
2
PO
3
PO
4
PO
5
PO
6
PO
7
PO
8
PO
9
PO
10
PO
11
LO15          
LO254 4  344  
LO35454  44444
LO454543 44444
LO555443 455 5
LO655444444444
* Contribution Level : 1 Very low 2 Low 3 Medium 4 High 5 Very High
 
Ege University, Bornova - İzmir / TURKEY • Phone: +90 232 311 10 10 • e-mail: intrec@mail.ege.edu.tr