141.281 radioecology
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2020W, VO, 2.0h, 3.0EC, to be held in blocked form


  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 3.0
  • Type: VO Lecture
  • Format: Hybrid

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to

1.) describe the behaviour of radionuclides in ecological systems, 

2.) apply qualitatevly and quantitativly transport models,

3.) estimate radiation exposure due to radioavtive sources,

4.) calculate specific application cases,

5.) evaluate the emission of radioactive substances into the environment based on specific cases e.g. Chernobyl, Fukushima, indoor radon and finaly

6.) rank radiation caused health risks.    

Subject of course

Basics and methods for calculations and measuring techniques to assess population exposure from ionizing radiation

terrestrial and cosmic radaition, release of radiaactive material in water bodies and the atmosphere,

examples of previous releases

Teaching methods

Lecture and discussion of basics, case studies, research and evaluation of literature

Mode of examination


Additional information

Obligatory preliminary discussion: Fr 2/10/2020, 13:30 - 14:00, online via TUWEL / Zoom 



Course dates

Fri13:30 - 14:0002.10.2020 (LIVE)141.281 Radioecology obligatory preliminary discussion
Fri13:00 - 15:0004.12.2020 (LIVE)ÖVS Symposium Strahlenschutz
Fri15:30 - 17:3022.01.2021EI 3A Hörsaal VO
Course is held blocked

Examination modalities

Written examination based on a list of questions (32 questions), 3 questions, 1 hour duration


elaboration, presentation and discussion of a case study


DayTimeDateRoomMode of examinationApplication timeApplication modeExam
Mon17:00 - 18:0007.02.2022 written10.01.2022 12:00 - 31.01.2022 17:00TISSPrüfung 1. Termin

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
03.09.2020 12:00 09.10.2020 12:00



Lecture presentations and examination questions are available (download via TISS).