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142.081 Biological and Medical Applications of Nuclear Physics I
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2022W, VO, 2.0h, 3.0EC, to be held in blocked form


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

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to summarise elementary nuclear physics, to explain radiation biophysics, to name applications of isotopes in biology and medicine as well as to constitute the increasing importance of the topics in public.

Subject of course

1) Elementary nuclear physics 2) Radiation biophysics (dose quantities, radiation protection bascis, radiation risks, relative biological efficiency, interaction radiation-matter, radiation chemistry of water, radiation effects on biomolecules and molecular structures) 3) Applications of isotopes in biology and medicine (Analytical applications: dilution analysis, radio-assay, radio-immuno-assay, immunradiometric-assay, activation analysis; tracer methods, isotopic effects, rado therapy)

Teaching methods

Since the goal of the course is an overview over rather diverse fields with the exception of an introduction into the fundamental concepts of nuclear physics theoretical formalisms are largely avoided. Numerous graphical illustrations (partly computer-animated) are used to facilitate the understanding of the presented topics.

Mode of examination


Additional information

This lecture will be held in blocked mode. Place: Lecture Hall Atominstitut, E 141, Stadionallee 2, 1020 Wien



Course dates

Mon11:30 - 13:3007.11.2022Helmut Rauch Hörsaal - TPH 1. Blocked lecture
Tue11:30 - 13:3008.11.2022Helmut Rauch Hörsaal - TPH 2. Blocked lecture
Wed11:30 - 13:3009.11.2022Helmut Rauch Hörsaal - TPH 3. Blocked lecture
Thu11:30 - 13:3010.11.2022Helmut Rauch Hörsaal - TPH 4. Blocked lecture
Mon11:30 - 13:3014.11.2022Helmut Rauch Hörsaal - TPH 5. Blocked lecture
Tue11:30 - 13:3015.11.2022Helmut Rauch Hörsaal - TPH 6. Blocked lecture
Wed11:30 - 13:3016.11.2022Helmut Rauch Hörsaal - TPH 7. Blocked lecture
Thu11:30 - 13:3017.11.2022Helmut Rauch Hörsaal - TPH 8. Blocked lecture
Mon11:30 - 13:3021.11.2022Helmut Rauch Hörsaal - TPH 9. Blocked lecture
Tue11:30 - 13:3022.11.2022Helmut Rauch Hörsaal - TPH 10. Blocked lecture
Course is held blocked

Examination modalities

At the begin of each successive lecture the students are admonished at random to briefly summarize what has been learnt so far. This approach has proven to be quite beneficial as it enabled many of the students to pass the final written examination successfully shortly after this block course was finished.

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
19.09.2022 00:00 10.11.2022 18:00 11.11.2022 16:00


Study CodeObligationSemesterPrecon.Info
066 453 Biomedical Engineering Mandatory
066 461 Technical Physics Mandatory elective
AM Lif e S cie nce s Austauschmodule Life Sciences Not specified


Download of the slides of the lecture will be possible for registered students.