### Module Details

 The information contained in this module specification was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change, either during the session because of unforeseen circumstances, or following review of the module at the end of the session. Queries about the module should be directed to the member of staff with responsibility for the module.
 Title WORKING WITH RADIATION PROTECTION 1 - PROTECTING PEOPLE Code PHYS145 Coordinator Prof PR Cole Radiation Protection Pcole@liverpool.ac.uk Year CATS Level Semester CATS Value Session 2019-20 Level 4 FHEQ Whole Session 15

### Aims

·          To develop skills with spreadsheets ·          To develop skills in using computers to perform mathematical calculations typical in radiation protection of people – workers, patients, general public. ·          To illustrate the insight into physics which can be obtained by exploiting computational software packages ·          To improve science students' skills in communicating scientific information in appropriate written and oral formats ·          To provide the students with a broad introduction to radiation protection of people ·          To provide the students with the physics basis for measurement techniques used in radiation protection

### Learning Outcomes

(LO1) 1.        An ability to use spreadsheets and mathematical packages to calculate and graph mathematical equations.

(LO2) 2. An ability to apply mathematical software packages to physics and radiation protection problems

(LO3) 3. An appreciation of how to present results by computer

(LO4) 4. The ability to communicate more confidently

(LO5) 5. An understanding of some of the key factors in successful communication

(LO6) 6. A understanding of the basic underlying physics properties and ideas that are utilised in radiation protection of people

(LO7) 7. A knowledge of the basic physics involved in measurement techniques used in radiation protection

(LO8) 8. An understanding of the techniques used in measurements in radiation protection applications

(LO9) 9. The ability to solve simple problems in radiation protection of people

(S1) Problem solving skills

(S2) Communication skills

### Teaching and Learning Strategies

Teaching Method 1 - Lecture
Description: 11 x 1hr (S1) 6 x 2hrs (S2)
Attendance Recorded: Yes
Notes: 11 x 1hr/week (S1) 6 x 2hr/week (S2)

Teaching Method 2 - Small Group Learning - on case study problems. Plus computer lab tasks and 'communication' presentation task
Description: 11 x 2hr/week (S1) 6 x 2hr/week (S2)
Attendance Recorded: Yes
Notes: 11 x 2hr/week (S1) 6 x 2hr/week (S2)

Self-Directed Learning Description: Self-study and course work preparation and write-up/presentation

### Teaching Schedule

 Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab Practicals Fieldwork Placement Other TOTAL Study Hours 23 34 57 Timetable (if known) Private Study 93 TOTAL HOURS 150

### Assessment

EXAM Duration Timing
(Semester)
% of
final
mark
Resit/resubmission
opportunity
Penalty for late
submission
Notes
Assessment 1 There is a resit opportunity. Standard UoL penalty applies for late submission. This is an anonymous assessment. Assessment Schedule (When) :Semester 2  90 minutes    35
CONTINUOUS Duration Timing
(Semester)
% of
final
mark
Resit/resubmission
opportunity
Penalty for late
submission
Notes
Write ups from computer tasks + 5 minutes presentation on 'communication' task There is a resit opportunity. Standard UoL penalty applies for late submission. This is an anonymous assessment. A  22 hours computer la    50
Written answers to problems set in 3 workshops There is a resit opportunity. Standard UoL penalty applies for late submission. This is not an anonymous assessment. Assessment Schedule (When) :S  3 workshops x 2 hour    15