Course syllabus P15-0020-I - Environmental Radioactivity (FBFS - SS 2019/2020)

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University: Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra
Faculty: Faculty of Biotechnology and Food Sciences
Course unit code:
Course unit title: Environmental Radioactivity
Planned types, learning activities and teaching methods:
2 hours weekly / 26 hours per semester of study (on-site method)
1 hour weekly / 13 hours per semester of study (on-site method)

Applied Biology - master (required), 2. semester
Applied Biology - master (required), 2. semester
Agrobiotechnology - master (elective), 2. semester
Level of study:
Prerequisites for registration:
Assesment methods :
During the term there will be one written tests of evaluation 40 points and final written test of evaluation 60 points. For evaluation A it is neccesary to obtain 93 points, for evaluation B it is necessary to obtain min. 86 points, for evaluation C it is necessary to obtain min. 79 points, for evaluation D it is necessary to obtain min. 72 point and for evaluation E it is necessary to obtain min. 64 points.

Learning outcomes of the course unit:
After completion of subject the student is able to work in multidisciplinar area of human and animal health care in the case of environmental contamination by different man-made and natural radionuclides. Student is able and will acquire knowledge and terminology needed for effective communication with experts from the fields of physics, nuclear technology, medicine, and emergency management.
Course contents:
Radioactive nuclei of atoms and their decay. Natural and man-made sources of ionizing radiation. Stochastic and non-stochastic effects of ionizing radiation on biological systems. Basic rules of radiation protection, international codification, present state of legislation in EU and Slovak Republic. Efficiency of countermeasures applied after the Windscale and Chernobyl incidents. Possible scenarios involving environmental contamination by radioactive substances from different sources. Radiological emergency management with respect to optimal implementation of countermeasures in agriculture and food production. Food monitoring network setup in Slovak Republic and European Union .
Recommended or required reading:
Eisenbud, M.: Environmental radioactivity. Orlando: Academic Press, 1988
Gábriš,Ľ. a kol. Ochrana a tvorba životného prostredia v poľnohospodárstve. Nitra: SPU, 1998
Jandl, P. - Petr,I. Ionizující záření v životním prostředí. Praha: SNTL, 1988
Šáro,Š. - Tolgyessy, J. Rádioaktivita prostredia. Bratislava: Alfa, 1985

Language of instruction:
Slovak, English
Evaluation of course unit:
Assessed students in total: 172

57,6 %26,7 %8,1 %2,9 %
4,7 %
0 %
Name of lecturer(s):
RNDr. Juraj Miššík, PhD. (instructor, lecturer)
doc. RNDr. Ing. Tomáš Tóth, PhD. (examiner, instructor, lecturer, person responsible for course)
doc. RNDr. Dana Urminská, CSc. (examiner, instructor, lecturer)
Last modification:
14. 1. 2019
doc. RNDr. Ing. Tomáš Tóth, PhD. and programme supervisor

Last modification made by Ing. Martin Mastík, PhD. on 01/14/2019.

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