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Radiation Protection and Radioecology

Radiation Protection and Radioecology

This lecture is part of the modules "Modern Aspects of Physics" and "Selected Topics in Modern Physics"

CONTENT OF THE LECTURE

The lecture deals with ionizing radiation, radioactive decay, the interaction of radiation with matter, natural radioactivity, biological radiation effects, consequences for dose-risk relationships, exposure of humans to radioactive substances and ionising radiation, epidemiology, exposure pathways, radioecological modelling of the pathways of radioactive substances to humans, assessment of radiation risks, radiation dose and radiation risk, dose-response relationships, concept of collective dose, radiation protection principles, determination of dose levels, radiation protection measures, legal radiation protection regulations, EURATOM basic standards, fundamental questions of radiation protection.

(option of acquiring “Fachkunde” (expertise for radiation protection officers, or “Strahlenschutzbeauftragte”) for handling unsealed radioactive substances acc. to StrSchV S 4.1).

Credit points: 2

Semster hours per week: 2

Place: 4134, room 101, Seminarraum Biophysik, Herrenhäuser Straße 2

Start: Winter semester, monday 10 a.m.

Dozent & Prüfer: Prof. Walther

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BASIC LITERATURE

  • Grundzüge des praktischen Strahlenschutzes / Hans-Gerrit Vogt, Jan-Willem Vahlbruch Carl Hanser Verlag [Verlag] 7., überarbeitete Auflage München : Hanser, [2019] doi.org/10.3139/9783446459823
  • Siehl, Umweltradioaktivität, Ernst & Sohn Verlag Berlin (1996)
  • Ahrens, Pigeot Handbook of Epidemiology, Springer Berlin Heidelberg New York (2205)
  • 'Gesetz zum Schutz vor der schädlichen Wirkung ionisierender Strahlung Vom 27. Juni 2017 (BGBl. I Nr. 42, S. 1966) ', (2017). 'Strahlenschutzverordnung vom 29. November 2018 (BGBl. I Nr 41; 2018 I S. 2034)', (2018).
  • Allgemeine Verwaltungsvorschrift zu § 47 Strahlenschutzverordnung: Ermittlung der Strahlenexposition durch die Ableitung radioaktiver Stoffe aus Anlagen oder Einrichtungen , Drucksache 88/12 15.02.12
  • Further literature will be announced in the lecture
Recommended Basics

Before attending this course you should have completed "Physics IV A: nuclei, particles".