Medical Physics and dosimetry

Course Information
TitleΙΑΤΡΙΚΗ ΦΥΣΙΚΗ ΚΑΙ ΔΟΣΙΜΕΤΡΙΑ / Medical Physics and dosimetry
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
CoordinatorStylianos Stoulos
Course ID40003053

Programme of Study: PROGRAMMA SPOUDŌN 2022

Registered students: 0
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSElective Courses745

Class Information
Academic Year2017 – 2018
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Examination)
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, students will: 1. understand the process radiation deposit energy into matter, 2. will understand what is natural radiation dose units 3. they understand that we have to bear the physical dose with quality agents radiation in order to be associated with biological effects of radiation. 4. they understand the need for radiation protection rules and the principles 5. We will learn about the biological effects of radiation and results in society and to each member individually.
General Competences
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
Dosimetry - Biological effects of radiation Interaction of nuclear radiation with matter, direct and indirect interaction, RBE, LET and quality factor of the radiation Transferred-absorbed energy dose definitions, dose measurement and units Interaction of radiation in water (hydrolysis) Buildings biological disasters (sub cellular level - cell - tissues - organs) directly and ulterior results. Modifying factors (physical and biological) Newest fields in dosimetry (micro-dosimetry and nano-dosimetry, space dosimetry) Medical Physics Isotopes Production used in Medicine, Special requirements, isotope concentration and half-life (natural and biological half-life) Diagnostic methods, static and dynamic tests (CT - MRI, γ-camera, SPECT, PET, PET-CT) Computer imaging, detection of radiation (image formation, collimators, resolution of image, criteria method comparison) Radiotherapy - Medical accelerators (construction-beam -produced reactions) Photon, electron and hadron therapy - Isotopes application (Brachytherapy) Principles of radiation protection and international regulations
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
Course Organization
Student Assessment
Final written exam: students are invited to reply in writing to a number of issues on the matter of the course. Develop and presentations using Power Point. The tasks are optional and improve the student's score on the written exam.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Performance / Staging (Formative, Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
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