Course code CTU20
Course title Radiation Protection and the Safety of Radioactive Sources: Present Situation in the Light of Recent International Requirements
Institution Czech Technical University in Prague
Course address Thakurova 7
City Prague 6
Minimum year of study 4th year
Minimum level of English Good
Minimum level of French None
Key words Ionizing radiation, radiation protection, international safety requirements
Language English
Professor responsible Jozef Sabol
Telephone +420 733 311 843
Participating professors
Number of places Minimum: 8, Maximum: 20, Reserved for local students: 0
Objectives To introduce all relevant aspects of radiation protection and the safety of radioactive sources including quantities and units used in radiation protection, dosimetry, health physics and radiation measurements as well as some basic aspects of the measurements and monitoring of these quantities. To understand the use of basic radiation quantities and units for the interpretation of results obtained by dosimeters or radiation monitors based on various types of detectors.
Programme to be followed

The lectures will include the following topics:   Properties of ionizing radiation, Sources of radiation, Radiation fields and interaction of radiation with matter,   Radiation quantities and unitsBiological effects of radiation,   Monitoring of radiation and radionuclides, Objectives and principles or radiation protection, International recommendations and requirements, Radiation protection standards and their implementation, Radiation  and nuclear accidents including the lessons to be learned, Prevention against radiological terrorism

Prerequisites Basic knowledge of elementary atomic and nuclear physics
Course exam Written exam with the duration of 1 hour.