Course Information
Course Title Code Semester T + P ECTS
Radiation Physics BMM315 5 3 + 0 6

Prerequisites none

Language Turkish
Level Bachelor's Degree
Type Area Elective
Coordinator Assoc.Prof. ERGİN YILMAZ
Instructors Assoc.Prof. RIDVAN BALDIK
Goals Biomedical Engineering students having general knowledge about the basic concepts of radiation physics and learning applications of radiation in medicine is aimed.
Contents Atom and nucleus structure, interaction of radiation with matter, types of radiations, radioactivity, radiation protection methods, radiation biophysics, applications in medicine.
Work Placement(s) Absent

Number Learning Outcomes
1 Defining the structure of nucleus and atom.
2 Understanding the issue of interaction of matter with electromagnetic radiation.
3 Making the definition of radioactivity.
4 Understanding the issue of radiation biophysics.
5 Having a general knowledge about the medical use of radiation.

Mode of Delivery Face-to-Face
Planned Learning Activities & Teaching Methods Theoretical and Interactive Lecture, Controversial Lecture
Assessment Methods Midterm exam, Final exam

Course Content
Week Topics Study Materials
1 Basic Concepts (atom and nucleus structure, radiation, types of radiation) [1]
2 Interaction of Radiation with Matter (Elektromagnetic Radiations) [1]
3 Radioactive Decays (alpha, beta ve gamma decays) and Radioactivity [1]
4 Radiations Detectors [1]
5 Radiation Dose Definitions and Measurements [1]
6 Internal and External Radiation Protection Methods in the Nuclear Medicine [1]
7 Midterm [1]
8 Particle accelerators in the medicine [1]
9 Radiation Biophysics [2]
10 Radiation Biophysics (continue) [2]
11 Diagnostic Nuclear Medicine [1]
12 Diagnostic Nuclear Medicine (continue) [1]
13 Treatment in Nuclear Medicine [1]
14 Treatment in Nuclear Medicine (continue) [1]

Textbook [1] Rıdvan Baldık Ders Notları [2] Prof.Dr. Ferit Pehlivan, Biyofizik , Hacettepe Taş Yayınları, Ankara, 1997
Additional Resources • E. B. Podgorsak, Radiation Physics for Medical Physicists (Biological and Medical Physics, Biomedical Engineering), Springer, 2008. • F. H Attix, Introduction to radiological physics and radiation dosimetry,Willey-VCH, 1986. • D. T. Graham, P.J. Cloke, Principles of radiological physics, Elsevier Health Sciences, 2003.

Assessment System Quantity Percentage
In-Term Studies
Mid-terms 1 100
In-Term Total 1 100
Contribution of In-Term Studies to Overall 40
Contribution of Final Exam to Overall 60
Total 100

Course's Contribution to PLO
No Key Learning Outcomes Level
1 2 3 4 5
1 Has principal knowledge about Math, Science and Engineering subjects related to their own branches. x
2 Uses Math, Science and theoretical and practical knowledge of their own areas to find solutions for current engineering problems. x
3 Identifies, formulates and solves engineering problems, for that purpose, selects and applies appropriate analytical methods and modeling techniques. x
4 Analyzes a system, a component, or a process, designs under realistic constraints to meet the desired requirements; implements the methods of modern design accordingly. x
5 Selects and uses modern techniques and tools necessary for engineering applications. x
6 Designs and performs experiments, collects data, analyzes and interprets the results. Finds solutions to problems in the fields of medicine and biology using engineering techniques.
7 Works effectively as an individual and multidisciplinary teams.
8 Collects information and does research of resources for this purpose, uses databases and other information resources. x
9 Is aware of necessity of lifelong learning; monitors developments in science and technology and continuously renews himself/herself.
10 Uses informatics and communication technology with computer software that is minimum required by the European Computer Driving Licence Advanced Level.
11 Communicates effectively verbal and written, uses at least one foreign language at B1 level of European Language Portfolio.
12 Is aware of universal and social effects of engineering solutions and applications, Is aware of entrepreneurship and innovation and has knowledge of contemporary issues.
13 Has principal knowledge about professional and ethical responsibility.
14 Holds awareness about project management, workplace practices, employee health, environmental and occupational safety; and about the legal implications of engineering applications.
15 Trains individuals to be preferred in biomedical industry by national and international institutions and have the qualification of hardware.
16 Provides training and consulting services to improve the quality and reliability in the use of technology in hospitals in the field of clinical engineering.
17 Provides consulting and technical support services to hospitals, health organizations and medical technology manufacturers/sellers.

Activities Quantity Duration (Hour) Total Work Load (h)
Course Duration 14 3 42
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 14 5 70
Mid-terms 1 30 30
Final examination 1 35 35
Total Work Load (h) 177
Total Work Load / 30 (h) 5.9
ECTS Credit of the Course 6