141.A40 Application of ionizing radiation in medicine
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2021S, VO, 2.0h, 3.0EC, to be held in blocked form


  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 3.0
  • Type: VO Lecture
  • Format: Distance Learning

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to:

  • discuss and interprete basic verbs in medical physics, as activity, dose, equivalent dose, ... and explain its use by examples
  • identify dosimetric questions in medical use and find solutions to be discussed
  • list typical features and machines to be used in disgnostics, nuclear medicine and radiation therapy
  • optionally find motivation for ongoing projets (project work, master thesis, thesis, ...)

Subject of course

after positive examination students are able to:

  • give an overview of the historic introduction
  • list types and properties of ionizing radiation
  • name and interprete the interaction of ionising radiation with matter
  • distinguish and explain in detail differnt types of detectors
  • be familiar with dosimetry and radiological units
  • name and interprete concepts and methods of diagnostic radiography, nuclear medicine, radiotherapy
  • talk about advanced techniques (proton- and ion-therapy).

Teaching methods

lechture (distance learning)

Mode of examination


Additional information

As a student of this cours you will find the *.pdf in TISS and TUWEL. The Zoom Session will be available for 60 days.



Examination modalities

oral exam (in SS 2021 online)

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
04.03.2021 00:00 10.07.2021 23:59



No lecture notes are available.

Previous knowledge

basics in radiation physics

Accompanying courses

Continuative courses