Health physics

A.Y. 2018/2019
6
Max ECTS
42
Overall hours
SSD
FIS/07
Language
Italian
Learning objectives
Il corso di Fisica Sanitaria intende introdurre le problematiche connesse con la Fisica Sanitaria e la Radioprotezione fornendo le basi che vengono declinate negli aspetti più operativi legati a questa disciplina
Expected learning outcomes
Undefined
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Lesson period
First semester
Course syllabus
The Health Physics Course intends to introduce the problems related to the Health Physics and Radiation Protection providing the basics that are declined in the more operational aspects related to this branch.

Health Physics

Historical origins and aims of the Health Physics and Radiation Protection;
Duties of the Health Physicist and Radioprotection Professional Employee in industrial, research and hospital field;
Measurement Unit of radiological and operational radiological definitions;
Ionizing radiation, decay, nuclear reactions;
Radiation sources, natural and artificial isotopes, machines for the production of the artificial Radioactivity;
Interaction of radiation with matter;
Biological effects of radiation;
Theory of radiation dosimetry and operational dosimetry;
Measurement techniques of radioactive fields and measurement of mixed fields;
Radioactive contamination of gases, liquids, solids and surfaces;
Legislation and Italian regulations.


Recommended reading

· M. Pelliccioni, "Fondamenti fisici della radioprotezione" Ed. Pitagora, Editrice Bologna.
· F.H. Attix, W.C. Roesch, "Radiation Dosimetry", Accademic Press - N.Y.
· Moe, "Elementi di Fisica Sanitaria", Ed. CNEN, Serie Manuali.
· Evans, "The Atomic Nucleus", Mc Graw Hill.
· G.F. Knoll, "Radiation Detection and Measurement", 3rd Ed., New York, John Wiley & Sons.
· Amaldi, "Fisica delle Radiazioni", Boringhieri Editore.
FIS/07 - APPLIED PHYSICS - University credits: 6
Lessons: 42 hours
Professor(s)
Reception:
on demand via e-mail
At LASA - Segrate or at Physics Department