Nuclear Biophysics


Official data in SubjectManager for the following academic year: 2022-2023

Course director

Number of hours/semester

lectures: 12 hours

practices: 0 hours

seminars: 0 hours

total of: 12 hours

Subject data

  • Code of subject: OXFNBF-z-T
  • 1 kredit
  • Dentistry
  • Optional modul
  • spring

OZABZ1-T completed

Course headcount limitations

min. 3 – max. 50


The course builds on the nuclear physics studies discussed in Biophysics 1. In addition to deepen the basic concepts of radioactivity, the course aims to characterize the types of radiations in detail, to demonstrate the main damage of individual organs and organ systems, the course of acute radiation sickness, as well as embryonic effects through an in-depth discussion of the radiation-matter interactions, to explain the principle of operation of instruments suitable for measuring radioactive radiation and exploring the causes and consequences of major nuclear accidents, in addition to reveal the principles of radiation protection. The course provides an overview and characterization of the most important environmental factors causing our radiation exposure, as well as the national and international anomalies of environmental factors, in addition, details of the causes of any extra indoor load caused by radon. Discussion of the applicability of ionizing radiation in industrial, safety and space research are also the goals of the course.


  • 1. Introduction, fundamentals of particle physics - Dr. Szabó-Meleg Edina
  • 2. Radioactivity - Dr. Szabó-Meleg Edina
  • 3. Characteristics and interactions of radioactive radiations - Dr. Szabó-Meleg Edina
  • 4. Natural decay series, radioactive equilibria, isotope effect(s), isotope enrichment methods, operation of the technetium reactor - Madarász Tamás
  • 5. Instruments for measuring radioactive radiation - Madarász Tamás
  • 6. Radiation protection - Madarász Tamás
  • 7. Chemical, biological and health effects of ionizing radiation 1. - Dr. Szabó-Meleg Edina
  • 8. Chemical, biological and health effects of ionizing radiation 2.; Requirements in radiation protection - Dr. Szabó-Meleg Edina
  • 9. National and international high dose load events, nuclear accidents - Madarász Tamás
  • 10. Environmental radiation protection - Dr. Szabó-Meleg Edina
  • 11. Application of radioactive (and other ionizing) radiation - Madarász Tamás
  • 12. Test and consultation - Madarász Tamás



Reading material

Obligatory literature

Literature developed by the Department

Slides of the prsentations will be uploaded to MS Teams


Recommended literature

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Conditions for acceptance of the semester

Maximum of 25 % absence allowed

Mid-term exams

One test is written on week 12. Retake is provided on weeks 12 and 13.

Making up for missed classes

Three absences are allowed, make up is not necessary.

Exam topics/questions

No exam in the exam period.


Instructor / tutor of practices and seminars