2023-2024 / PHYS0071-1

Experimental bases of nuclear physics and detection of radiation


20h Th

Number of credits

 Advanced Master in X-Ray Diagnostics1 crédit 
 Advanced Master in Nuclear Medicine1 crédit 
 Advanced Master in Radiotherapy - Oncology1 crédit 
 University certificate in radiopharmacy - long training2 crédits 
 University certificate in radiopharmacy - short training2 crédits 
 University certificate in radioprotection expertise2 crédits 


Laurent Dreesen

Language(s) of instruction

French language

Organisation and examination

All year long


Schedule online

Units courses prerequisite and corequisite

Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program

Learning unit contents

The main subjects are the nuclei, the radioactive decay, the different decays, the nuclear reactions and the interactions between matter and particles. Various applications are also discussed: fission, fusion, dating, material analysis, medical techniques,...

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

The course is mainly an introduction to nuclear physics. The aim is to familiarize the students with elementary concepts.

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

Physics and mathematics learned during 1st bachelor

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

- Face-to-face theoretical course 

Mode of delivery (face to face, distance learning, hybrid learning)

Face-to-face course

Additional information:

The face-to-face course is organized during the 1st period (yellow and orange codes).

Recommended or required readings

Slide copies (pdf).

Exam(s) in session

Any session

- In-person

oral exam

Additional information:

- Oral presentation (visioconference if face-to-face is not allowed) of a personnal work on a subject related to the courses.

Work placement(s)

Organisational remarks and main changes to the course

The theoretical course is given at the same as the physics modern course of physics bachelor.



Laurent DREESEN, Institut de Physique, B5a - Sart Tilman, Tél : 04/366.30.36, fax : 04/366.36.29, e-mail : Laurent.Dreesen@uliege.be

Secretary :

Alexis ORTEGA : a.ortega@uliege.be

Association of one or more MOOCs