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Academy of Technical and Art Applied Studies

School of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Protection Against Ionizing and Non-Ionizing Radiation Course code: 180417 | 6 ECTS credits

Basic information
Level of Studies: Undergraduate applied studies
Year of Study: 2
Semester: 4
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
Theoretical instruction:
  1. Electromagnetic radiation. Spectrum and energy of radiation. Radiation classification. Relevant physical quantities in radiation protection.
  2. Legal framework and regulations. European Union directives.
  3. Sources of ionizing radiation in nature, medicine, industry and research.
  4. Radiation detection and dosimetry. Devices and methods.
  5. Biological effect of radiation.
  6. Nuclear power plants and their impact on human health and the environment.
  7. NORM and TENORM materials. Radioactive waste management.
  8. Definition of non-ionizing radiation. Natural and artificial sources of non-ionizing radiation.
  9. Basic restrictions and their parameters. Reference levels.
  10. Electric and magnetic field from high voltage equipment and facilities.
  11. Electromagnetic effect of consumer electronics and home appliances.
  12. Radiofrequency (RF) radiation.
  13. Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC).
  14. Techniques and measures of protection against non-ionizing radiation.
  15. Colloquium.
Practical instruction (Problem solving sessions/Lab work/Practical training):
  1. Practical teaching follows a program of lectures.
Textbooks and References
  1. B. Popović, Elektromagnetika, Akademska misao, Beograd, 2005.
  2. P. Osmokrović, Osnovi nuklearne fizike, Akademska misao, Beograd, 2008.
  3. G. F. Knoll, Radiation Detection and Measurement , 4th edition, Wiley, 2010
  4. E. J. Turner, Atoms, Radiation, and Radiation Protection, WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co.KGaA, Weinheim, 2007.
Number of active classes (weekly)
Lectures: 3
Practical classes: 2
Other types of classes: 0
Grading (maximum number of points: 100)
Pre-exam obligations
activities during lectures
activities on practial excersises
seminary work
Final exam
Written exam
Oral exam