FYS4711 – Radiation and Dosimetry
Changes in the course due to coronavirus
Autumn 2020 the exams of most courses at the MN Faculty will be conducted as digital home exams or oral exams, using the normal grading scale. The semester page for your course will be updated with any changes in the form of examination.
The course will give an introduction to different types of interactions between ionizing radiation and matter, and how radiation doses from such radiation can be calculated and measured by dosimetry. An overview of radioactive and non-radioactive sources of radiation is provided. The knowledge gained will provide a basis for understanding the biological effects of ionizing radiation and applications in diagnostics and treatment.
After completing this course, you:
- have knowledge of ionizing radiation such as gamma radiation, accelerated charged particles, and neutrons
- can explain the various mechanisms of interaction between ionizing radiation and matter
- have knowledge of different principles for accelerating charged particles for use in diagnostics and therapy
- can explain how radiation doses can be calculated
- have knowledge of different principles for measuring radiation doses
- can account for radioactive decay processes
- see the use of ionizing radiation, with advantages and disadvantages, from a social perspective
Admission to the course
Students admitted at UiO must apply for courses in Studentweb. Students enrolled in other Master's Degree Programmes can, on application, be admitted to the course if this is cleared by their own study programme.
Nordic citizens and applicants residing in the Nordic countries may apply to take this course as a single course student.
If you are not already enrolled as a student at UiO, please see our information about admission requirements and procedures for international applicants.
Recommended previous knowledge
It may be advantageous to have knowledge in physics that corresponds to:
- 10 credits overlap with FYS9711 – Radiation and Dosimetry.
- 10 credits overlap with FYS-KJM4710 – Radiation and radiation dosimetry (continued).
- 10 credits overlap with FYS-KJM9710 – Radiation and radiation dosimetry (continued).
Two double hours of lectures and exercises each week.
The course has the following mandatory assignments:
1 laboratory exercise including a report to be handed in
1 simulating exercise including a report to be handed in
The mandatory assignments must be approved before you can sit the final exam.
As the teaching involves laboratory and/or field work, you should consider taking out a separate travel and personal risk insurance. Read about your insurance cover as a student.
Mandatory assignments must be approved before you can sit the final exam.
- Final oral exam which counts 100% towards the final grade.
It will also be counted as one of the three attempts to sit the exam for this course, if you sit the exam for one of the following courses: FYS-KJM4710 – Radiation and radiation dosimetry (continued), FYS-KJM9710 – Radiation and radiation dosimetry (continued), FYS9711 – Radiation and Dosimetry
Examination support material
No examination support material is allowed.
Language of examination
Subjects taught in English will only offer the exam paper in English.
You may write your examination paper in Norwegian, Swedish, Danish or English.
Grades are awarded on a scale from A to F, where A is the best grade and F is a fail. Read more about the grading system.
Resit an examination
This course offers both postponed and resit of examination. Read more: