Università degli studi dell'Insubria

ELEMENTS OF DOSIMETRY AND RADIOPROTECTION

A.A. di erogazione 2019/2020

Laurea Magistrale in FISICA
 (A.A. 2019/2020)

Docenti

OSTINELLI ANGELO
Anno di corso: 
1
Tipologia di insegnamento: 
Caratterizzante
Settore disciplinare: 
FISICA APPLICATA (A BENI CULTURALI, AMBIENTALI, BIOLOGIA E MEDICINA) (FIS/07)
Lingua: 
Inglese
Crediti: 
6
Ciclo: 
Secondo Semestre
Ore di attivita' frontale: 
48
Dettaglio ore: 
Lezione (48 ore)

The course aims to provide students with a theoretical and practical knowledge on the issues of dosimetric and radioprotection nature that are most frequently encountered in the detention/use of ionizing radiation sources for medical practices. The purpose is to develop the ability to identify suitable methods and approaches to the basic issues of the radiation protection. For this reason, the course can be considered preparatory to further specialized studies or to the achievement of professional post-graduate claims in this specific sector (enrolment in the nominative list of radiation protection qualified experts).

Basics of electromagnetism, physics of matter and nuclear physics.

Starting from a brief outline on some introductory subjects, regarding the interaction of ionizing radiations with matter and their biological effects, basic topics are discussed, such as the procedures for ionizing radiation measurements and the individual and environmental monitoring, from both a theoretical and an experimental point of view. These concepts are developed through references to the specific medical context and to the health protection of workers, population and patients. In this context, exposure limits and quality assurance aspects are considered. Alongside, operational procedures of practical interest (decontamination actions, radioactive waste management, safety rules, etc.) are also examined. Notes regarding the international guidelines and the radiation protection Italian legislation, are finally presented.

The module includes lectures, with examples and exercises aimed to a better understanding of the discussed topics, and seminars on specific themes. At the beginning of the course, a copy of the teaching material (pdf files, scientific papers, etc.) are delivered to the students.

A final oral examination will test the learning degree attained by the students on the topics covered by the course and their ability to properly apply their knowledge to the medical physics context. The examination calendars will be agreed with the teacher at the end of the course.

The consultation of the following texts, provided by the lecturer, can be useful:
• J.E.Coggle: Effetti biologici delle radiazioni ionizzanti, Masson,
• U.Amaldi: Fisica delle radiazioni, Boringhieri
• P.Galle, R.Masse: Radionuclide metabolism and toxicity, Minerva Medica,
• A.Ostinelli: Dosimetria e protezionistica fisica nelle attività sanitarie, Ed. NEW PRESS, Como,
• C.Polvani – Elementi di radioprotezione, ENEA,
• Regione Lombardia: La radioprotezione in campo sanitario in Lombardia – Milano.

The teacher can be reached at the addresses angelo.ostinelli@uninsubria.it or angelo.ostinelli@asst-lariana.it

Cerchi il programma? Potrebbe non essere ancora stato caricato o riferirsi ad insegnamenti che verranno erogati in futuro.
Seleziona l‘anno in cui ti sei immatricolato e troverai le informazioni relative all'insegnamento del tuo piano di studio.

A.A. 2018/2019

Anno di corso: 1
Curriculum: PERCORSO COMUNE