lphy2360  2019-2020  Louvain-la-Neuve

Note from June 29, 2020
Although we do not yet know how long the social distancing related to the Covid-19 pandemic will last, and regardless of the changes that had to be made in the evaluation of the June 2020 session in relation to what is provided for in this learning unit description, new learnig unit evaluation methods may still be adopted by the teachers; details of these methods have been - or will be - communicated to the students by the teachers, as soon as possible.
2 credits
22.5 h
Piotrzkowski Krzysztof;
Main themes
Basic notions of matter structure, electronic structure of atom, atomic nucleus (static and energetic descriptions) and radioactivity : disintegration types, decay laws, radiation filiations. Radioactive sources (natural and artificial) - Radiation interactions with matter of charged ionising particles (electrons and heavy ions) and neutral particles (neutron, gamma) - Basic principles of radiation detection : semi-conductors, organic and inorganic scintillations and associated electronics .

At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :

1 The objective of this course is to remind the students from other orientations than physics the basic principles and the fundamental notions of atomic, nuclear and radiation physics, which they will need to follow their specialization (Radioprotection, Nuclear Medicine, Radio-pharmacy, Nuclear Engineer, …) . We develop, notably, this basic knowledge to suit the specific needs of the auditorium.

The contribution of this Teaching Unit to the development and command of the skills and learning outcomes of the programme(s) can be accessed at the end of this sheet, in the section entitled “Programmes/courses offering this Teaching Unit”.
Evaluation methods
Written and oral examination.
Other information
Prerequisites: scientifical education such as a degree in sciences (physics, chemistry, biology), engineer diploma (civil or agricultural), general medicine and pharmacy. Good knowledge of mathematics and general physics.
Online resources
copy of overhead transparencies used by the teacher.
Faculty or entity

Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Title of the programme
Master [120] in Biomedical Engineering

Advanced Master in Nuclear Medicine

Certificat universitaire en physique d'hôpital

Certificat universitaire en radiopharmacie

Certificat universitaire de contrôle physique en radioprotection (Classe I)