2023-2024 / RADL0442-1

Radiobiology and radiopathology elements


40h Th, 20h Pr

Number of credits

 Master in physics (120 ECTS)6 crédits 


Chantal Humblet, Philippe Martinive

Language(s) of instruction

French language

Organisation and examination

Teaching in the first semester, review in January


Schedule online

Units courses prerequisite and corequisite

Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program

Learning unit contents

Radiobiology is the study of radiations on the living matter. The goal of this course is to provide the scientific elements at the basis of radioprotection.

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

1) to provide the scientific elements which explain the effects of radiations
2) to describe quantitatively the effects of radiations
3) to evaluate the risks and benefits of (non) ionizing radiations
4) to correlate radiobiology and radioprotection
5) to correlate radiobiology with therapeutic procedures after an accidental irradiation
6) to confer expertise for the use of radiations in medicine
7) to compare radiations and other deleterious agents in the environment

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

The radiobiology is the study of 2 partners, radiations and living organisms. It is therefore necessary to have basic notions of physics and biology.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods


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

Face-to-face course

Additional information:

Combination of ex-cathedra lessons and personal research.

presentation of an article of bibliography (by student)


face-to-face a

Recommended or required readings

Copies of slides shown during the lessons and review articles or books.

Exam(s) in session

Any session

- In-person

written exam ( multiple-choice questionnaire, open-ended questions ) AND oral exam

Other : written exam +oral presentation of an article

Additional information:

Written exam with opened questions and with QCM (4/5)

oral presentation of an article of bibliography (1/5).



Work placement(s)

Organisational remarks and main changes to the course


Histology and Cytology Department Institut de Pathologie, B23, Sart Tilman Tél: 04/366.24.03 Chantal.humblet@uliege.be

Association of one or more MOOCs

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