Provide the student with basic information on radiation protection.
The course aims to make the student aware of the risks inherent in the use of ionizing radiation in medicine through practical cases, the most significant aspects of radiation protection will be studied which contribute to a perfect management of the same ionizing radiations. The student will have to learn the fundamental notions in the field of physical legislation and medicine that will allow him right from the start a correct behavior towards the radiological risk and that will qualify him in the future profession.
Teaching name: Radiation protection
Integrated course: Law, economics and professional ethics
Year of Course: II Year, 2nd Semester
- Physical Aspects: Basics of Physics of Ionizing Radiation. Sources. Sizes used in Radiation Protection. Notes on the penetration and absorption of ionizing radiation in the subject. Overview of shield design in the medical field.
- Essential legislation: legislation. Laws and Decrees. External radiation and internal radiation. Dose limits. Classification of exposed personnel. High energy radiation protection.
- Medical aspects: Overview of effects on humans. Health surveillance of exposed personnel. Medical record of exposed personnel.
- Operational aspects: Radiation protection in the use of radioisotopes in medicine. Personal protective equipment. Environmental dosimetry.
"Oncological Radiotherapy: Role, indications, technological evolution"; Renzo Corvò, Omicron Editrice, 2011
Written test with multiple choice test or Oral exam
Oncologal Radiotherapy Unit of Chieti Hospital (level 5°- D)