PHYSICAL RISKS AT WORK
Learning outcomes of the course unit
The Integrated Course of Physical Risks in the Life and Work Environments aims to provide the students with knowledge and understanding of the topics detailed in the programmes of the Modules.
Briefly, the students will have to know and understand basic principles about the nature of noise and vibrations, electromagnetic fields and ionizing radiations, know their applications and the effects on human health and the environment, know the main measuring instruments, their use and current regulations, acquire the capability to make measurements on their own (only for noise measurements).
Basic physics knowledge.
Course contents summary
The Integrated Course of Physical Risks in Life and Work environments is composed of four Modules:
Non-ionizing Radiations, Electromagnetic Fields, Health Physics, Radiation Protection. After a review of the physical bases of waves, and specific reference to noise and vibrations, electromagnetic fields, and ionizing radiations, the course will describe applications, risks for the environment and human health, measuring instruments and techniques.
More details on the contents are provided in the description of each Module.
As specified in each Module description.
Joseph Magill, Jean Galy: Radioactivity Radionuclides Radiation, Springer Ed.
Maurizio Pelliccioni: Fondamenti Fisici della Radioprotezione, Pitagora Editrice (Bologna).
Servizio di Fisica Sanitaria - Università degli Studi di Parma: Radioprotezione Operativa.
The course will be held through lectures to Students either in the classroom (“in presenza”) or in synchronous-streaming (“in telepresenza”) on the Teams platform. Therefore, the opportunity of Student/Teacher interaction will be preserved both face to face and remotely, by the simultaneous use of the Teams platform.
Lectures will be supported by slide presentations, which will be available to students on the Elly platform (https://elly2020.medicina.unipr.it/).
Assessment methods and criteria
The achievement of the goals of the Integrated Course will be assessed through oral or written tests, as specified for each Module, mainly consisting in open questions.
In this way, it will be possible to assess the students' knowledge and understanding, and the capability to apply the acquired knowledge, about the physical bases of electromagnetic fields and ionizing and non-ionizing radiations, their use and risks for the environment and human health, current regulations, measuring instruments and techniques.
The global evaluation will be based on the average of the grades achieved for each Module.
In case of the persistence of the health emergency, the exams will be conducted remotely, as follows:
structured written test conducted remotely (by Teams and Elly). The test consists of 30 multiple choice questions on the course contents (reference texts + documents uploaded to Elly during the course). There is no penalty for incorrect answers.
The final mark, reported directly on Esse3, will correspond to the arithmetic average of the assessments obtained in the written test.
Students with SLD / BSE must first contact Le Eli-che: support for students with disabilities, D.S.A., B.E.S. (https://sea.unipr.it/it/servizi/le-eli-che-supporto-studenti-con-disabil...).