Protection Against Ionizing and Non-Ionizing RadiationCourse code: 180417 | 6 ECTS credits
Level of Studies:Undergraduate applied studies
Year of Study:2
Requirements:Knowledge of basic concepts of electrical engineering and mathematics.
Goal:Obtaining basic knowledge of the nature of ionizing and non-ionizing radiation and its sources. Getting acquainted with radiation detection and measurement methods; precaution against accident and radiation.
Outcome:Students will be able to recognize sources and hazards of ionizing and non-ionizing radiation as well as take action and apply protection procedures
Contents of the course
Electromagnetic radiation. Spectrum and energy of radiation. Radiation classification. Relevant physical quantities in radiation protection.
Legal framework and regulations. European Union directives.
Sources of ionizing radiation in nature, medicine, industry and research.
Radiation detection and dosimetry. Devices and methods.
Biological effect of radiation.
Nuclear power plants and their impact on human health and the environment.
NORM and TENORM materials. Radioactive waste management.
Definition of non-ionizing radiation. Natural and artificial sources of non-ionizing radiation.
Basic restrictions and their parameters. Reference levels.
Electric and magnetic field from high voltage equipment and facilities.
Electromagnetic effect of consumer electronics and home appliances.
Radiofrequency (RF) radiation.
Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC).
Techniques and measures of protection against non-ionizing radiation.