FYS9711 – Radiation and Dosimetry
Exams after the reopening
As a general rule, exams will be conducted without physical attendance in the autumn of 2021, even after the reopening. See the semester page for information about the form of examination in your course. See also more information about examination at the MN Faculty in 2021.
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.
- can critically reflect on applications and research based on ionizing radiation.
Admission to the course
PhD candidates from the University of Oslo should apply for classes and register for examinations through Studentweb.
If a course has limited intake capacity, priority will be given to PhD candidates who follow an individual education plan where this particular course is included. Some national researchers’ schools may have specific rules for ranking applicants for courses with limited intake capacity.
PhD candidates who have been admitted to another higher education institution must apply for a position as a visiting student within a given deadline.
Recommended previous knowledge
It may be advantageous to have knowledge in physics that corresponds to:
- 10 credits overlap with FYS4711 – 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).
The teaching consists of 4 hours of lectures and exercises per 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
- 1 essay on a chosen topic in radiation science to be handed in
The mandatory assignments must be approved before you can take the final exam.
As the teaching involves laboratory and/or fieldwork, you should consider taking out a separate travel and personal risk insurance. Read about your insurance cover as a student.
- Final oral exam which counts 100 % towards the final grade.
This course has mandatory assignments that must be approved before you can take the final exam.
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), FYS4711 – 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 pass/fail scale. Read more about the grading system.
Resit an examination
This course offers both postponed and resit of examination. Read more: