2023-2024 / RBIO0130-1

Radiobiology - radioprotection


6h Th

Number of credits

 Bachelor in medicine1 crédit 


Chantal Humblet, Philippe Martinive, Véra Pirlet

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 studies the impact of radiation on living material. From an educational point of view, it aims at providing the scientific bases for radiological protection measures and helping students not only to assess risks and benefits of radiation in the medical, research and industrial fields, but also to apply major health physics principles to other potentially noxious agents in the environment. The course includes: - Medical techniques using ionizing radiation and medical exposure risks - Health physics principles: justification, optimization, dose limitations - Radioactive radiation and contamination - Health physics units - Organization: prevention, monitoring, royal decree of 20/07/2001, review of regulatory provisions For further information: short bibliography and reference books

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

Medical use accounts for 98% of human radiation doses whereas industrial use only accounts for 2%.
It seems useful to make medicine students more aware of the radiological protection of staff, the general public and patients.

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

Physics and Biology courses.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

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

Face-to-face course

Additional information:

The part of the course devoted to radioprotection is given by Mrs. Pirlet and follows the radiobiology part (2h by Mrs. Humblet and 2h by Mr Martinive)

Recommended or required readings

Slides made available to students. (myUliege)

Exam(s) in session

Any session

- In-person

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

Additional information:

Questions with short answers and multiple choice questions.

Work placement(s)

Organisational remarks and main changes to the course


Vera PIRLET Service Universitaire de Contrôle Physique des Radiations, Allée du 6 août, 3 - Bât. B12B Tél.: +32 4 366.22.03 vera.pirlet@uliege.be
Chantal HUMBLET Service d'Histologie Cytologie Institut de pathologie,B23 Tél: +32 4 366.24.03 Chantal.humblet@uliege.be

Association of one or more MOOCs

Items online