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Radiation Protection and Medical Applications

Module MEMA-STRB002

This Module is offered by TUM Medical Education Center.

This module handbook serves to describe contents, learning outcome, methods and examination type as well as linking to current dates for courses and module examination in the respective sections.

Basic Information

MEMA-STRB002 is a semester module in English language at Master’s level which is offered in winter semester.

This Module is included in the following catalogues within the study programs in physics.

  • Focus Area Imaging in M.Sc. Biomedical Engineering and Medical Physics
Total workloadContact hoursCredits (ECTS)
180 h 75 h 6 CP

Content, Learning Outcome and Preconditions

Content

Syllabus of teaching
 Epidemiological evidence of long-term health effects in population cohorts exposed to radiation in medicine, occupation and nuclear accidents and in particular the Japanese Atom-bomb survivors.
 History of radiation protection and the international organizations involved in setting standards of radiation protection
 Introduction into concepts, dose specification and risk/benefit balance. Legal regulations of radiation protection
 Introduction into radiological procedures in the diagnosis and therapy of diseases and the associated radiation exposures. Risk/benefit in radiation therapy and diagnosis.
 Applications of reactor neutrons in medicine and biomedical research
 Demonstrations of the function of hardware used in diagnostic radiology, nuclear medicine and radiation therapy.
 Diagnostic concepts in nuclear medicine based on the tracer method and its application in oncological and non-oncological questions

Learning Outcome

After participating in module 2 of the TUM MSc Radiation Biology students acquire the competence
 to understand the indications of the different radiological imaging methods and the associated radiation exposures of the patients and the technical and anatomical factors which influence exposure,
 to understand and apply the rules and regulations of occupational radiation protection and of radiation protection of the general population and patients undergoing diagnostic or interventional procedures involving radiation.

Preconditions

none

Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature

Courses and Schedule

Learning and Teaching Methods

 Epidemiological evidence of long-term health effects in population cohorts exposed to radiation in medicine, occupation and nuclear accidents and in particular the Japanese Atom-bomb survivors.
 History of radiation protection and the international organizations involved in setting standards of radiation protection
 Introduction into concepts, dose specification and risk/benefit balance. Legal regulations of radiation protection
 Introduction into radiological procedures in the diagnosis and therapy of diseases and the associated radiation exposures. Risk/benefit in radiation therapy and diagnosis.
 Applications of reactor neutrons in medicine and biomedical research
 Demonstrations of the function of hardware used in diagnostic radiology, nuclear medicine and radiation therapy.
 Diagnostic concepts in nuclear medicine based on the tracer method and its application in oncological and non-oncological questions

Media

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Literature

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Module Exam

Description of exams and course work

Mark: 100% written examination
The written module examination tests whether the competences described above have been achieved by requesting the answer in free text to questions related to radiation protection issues in specific aspects of diagnostic and therapeutic radiology. Duration: 120 min.
If failed, the student may repeat the examination at the end of the semester.
In agreement with §12 (8) APSO an oral examination can be held, in this case the guiding value for the duration of the examination is 25 minutes.

Exam Repetition

The exam may be repeated at the end of the semester.

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