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Radiobiology for veterinarians

Education Courses Radiobiology for veterinarians
Language
English
Nature
optional C
Method of evaluation
semi-final examination
Year in the curriculum
3
Semester in the curriculum
1
Credits
2
Lectures
15
Allow for
  • Vet HU

Course description

Prerequisites Biophysics
Lecturer Dr. Tibor Bartha, Dr. Dávid Kiss, Dr. István Tóth, Dr. Gergely Jócsák
 Topics
  • Introduction
  • Radioactive isotopes: physics
  • Effects of radioactive isotopes on living organisms
  • Use of radioactive isotopes in modern technology
  • Radioactive isotopes in the ecosystem, catastrophes
  • “From stable to table” – radioactive contaminations
  • Introduction into veterinary nuclear medicine

On this elective, students can learn the theoretical bases of radiobiology as well as some practical implications important for a veterinarian.

The main goal of the elective is to provide the necessary background of the subject of radiobiology: mainly to explain how different types of radiation affect living organisms, and give an overview of theoretical and practical application of radiological methods in human and veterinary medicine and in agriculture. The elective also includes special topics explaining the biological consequences of radioactive contamination of the environment (food safety, veterinary and public health).

The semester schedule and the lecture material is available on the official elearning site of the course (elearning.univet.hu).