060-0019/02 – Radiation protection (OZ)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Security ServicesCredits5
Subject guarantordoc. RNDr. Karla Barčová, Ph.D.Subject version guarantordoc. RNDr. Karla Barčová, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementChoice-compulsory type B
Study languageEnglish
Year of introduction2019/2020Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesFBIIntended for study typesFollow-up Master
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
BAR75 doc. RNDr. Karla Barčová, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit and Examination 2+2
Part-time Credit and Examination 14+0

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

Knowledge of basic concepts of ionizing radiation and radiation protection. Understanding of the objectives and principles of radiation protection. Application of theoretical knowledge to solve practical problems in the field of radiation protection. Analysis and synthesis of knowledge from physics of ionizing and non-ionizing radiation. Evaluation of possible applications of radionuclides in technical practice and in science and research. Solving practical problems in the field of protection against ionizing radiation.

Teaching methods



In the introductory part of the subject are discussed the fundamentals of ionizing and non-ionizing radiation physics, interaction of radiation with material environment, classification of resources and workplaces and management of sources of ionizing radiation. The main part of the lecture course deals with the calculation of radiation loads from different types of radiation, ways of protection against external radiation and internal contamination, radiation accidents and accidents. The conclusion is then dedicated to the species, sources and properties of non-ionizing radiation.

Compulsory literature:

HALLIDAY, D., RESNICK, R., WALKER, J.: Fundamentals of Physics. Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd., 2005. EAN: 9780471735397. LILLEY, J.: Nuclear Physics: Principles and Applications, Wiley, 2001. ISBN-10: 0471979368. KNOLL, G.F.: Radiation Detection and Measurement, Wiley, 2010. ISBN-10: 0470131489.

Recommended literature:

LAMARSH, J.R.; BARATTA, A.J.: Introduction to Nuclear Engineering, Prentice Hall, 2001. ISBN-10: 0201824981. TURNER, J.E.: Atoms, Radiation, and Radiation Protection. Wiley -VCH, 2007, ISBN-10: 3527406069. GOLLNICK, D.A.: Basic Radiation Protection Technology, Pacific Radiation Corp., 2006. ISBN-10: 0916339114.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

Continuous control of knowledge through a written test during the course. Assessment of presentation on topic of radiation protection.


Other requirements

Solution of pre-assigned tasks in the seminar, seminar work in the field of application of ionizing radiation in practice.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1. Nuclear physics, natural and artificial radioactivity. 2. Radionuclides and electronic sources of ionizing radiation. 3. Basic dosimetric quantities and units. 4. Absorption of ionizing radiation in substances, growth factor. 5. Stochastic and deterministic effects of ionizing radiation. 6. Radionuclides and environment. Distance clearance, release and release levels. 7. Ionizing radiation detectors. 8. Targets, principles and methods of radiation protection. 9. Open sources, internal contamination, radioactive waste. 10. Waste disposal sites and repositories. Transport of radioactive substances. 11. Radiation accidents and accidents. 12. Non-ionizing radiation - types, properties, sources, effects and uses of non-ionizing radiation and systems of protection against it.

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2020/2021 Winter semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of points
Credit and Examination Credit and Examination 100 (100) 51
        Credit Credit 30  17
        Examination Examination 70  20
Mandatory attendence parzicipation: graduation exercises, solving examples, activity at seminars, passing two written tests

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