Nuclear Reactor and Health Physics
This course describes the international legislative framework of radiation protection. From international legislative framework of radiation protection, the course covers population and personal exposures to radiation, the principles of dose calculations, and example procedures for implementing radiation protection programmes. Nuclear reactor safety case work is also discussed.
On successful completion of this course, you will be able to:
- Demonstrate a critical analysis understanding of principles of radiation protection
- Perform simplified dose calculations from original data to show problem solving aspects of such work
- Understand case studies illustrating a holistic approach to radiation protection in a wide range of applications.
Content includes the following:
- Beta-delayed neutrons for control, moderators, nuclear power output calculation
- Concept of neutron flux and cross-section
- Differences between thermal reactors and fast reactors; the role of plutonium and higher isotopes
- Dose modelling
- Energy release in fission
- Neutron cycle in thermal reactors
- Neutron induced fission
- Nine breeder reactions
- Nuclear safety and the regulatory regime radiation protection and regulatory regime.
- Radioactive waste management and disposal.
- Radioisotope inventory of irradiated fuel, amounts produced, fissile and fertile materials
- Reactor control and operation, neutron lifetime and delayed neutrons
- Reactor physics
- Safety cases
- Shielding design and modelling
- The four and six factor formulae.
Learning and teaching methods
The learning and teaching methods include:
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There are no prerequisites required for this course.
Fees and funding
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