Use, management and control of radio elements

lphys2504  2019-2020  Louvain-la-Neuve

Use, management and control of radio elements
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.
3 credits
22.5 h
Froment Pascal;
No prerequisite for students who have obtained a Bachelor's degree in physics and who therefore already have a basic knowledge of nuclear physics, experimental methods and chemistry.
Main themes

Presentation of practical applications of radioisotopes in industrial and medical environments.
All aspects of on-site radio management : production, packaging, transport, implementation and disposal for various applications.

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

1 a.     Contribution of the teaching unit to the learning outcomes of the programme (PHYS2M)
1.2, 1.3, 2.2, 2.5, 5.3, 9.1, 9.2, 9.3.
b.    Specific learning outcomes of the teaching unit
At the end of this teaching unit, the student will be able to correctly manage the use of sources of ionizing radiation (radioactive sources and X-ray tubes) in a laboratory, a medical establishment or an industrial establishment.

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”.
All aspects of on-site radio management: production, packaging, transport, implementation and disposal for various applications.
1. Reminder of fundamental principles of nuclear physics
2. Production of artificial radioisotopes : nuclear reactor cyclotron
3. Packaging and transport of radioisotopes: packages, packaging
4. Establishment authorizations
5. Design of a controlled area : armor calculation, rules of good practice in the zone
6. Medical applications and industrial applications : industrial gauges, radiosterilization, gamma radiography, tracers, radiotherapy, nuclear medicine (each type of use is detailed and illustrated)
7. Disposal of radioactive waste
The teaching unit contains many current and concrete examples. These examples are chosen according to the orientation chosen by the students.
Teaching methods
Teaching activities will be provided by the holder of the teaching unit. The concrete examples are adapted to the questions and wishes of the students.
Evaluation methods
The evaluation consists of a written examination consisting of about ten questions followed directly by a discussion with the teacher.
Complementary questions make it possible to specify the answers given at the written exam
Des ouvrages en relation avec les disciplines seront présentés lors des cours.
Books related to the disciplines addressed will be presented during the theoretical lectures.
Faculty or entity

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

Title of the programme
Master [120] in Physics

Master [120] in Biomedical Engineering