cod. 1004860

Academic year 2020/21
2° year of course - First semester
- Stefano BETTATI
Academic discipline
Fisica applicata (a beni culturali, ambientali, biologia e medicina) (FIS/07)
Scienze propedeutiche
Type of training activity
7 hours
of face-to-face activities
1 credits
hub: PARMA
course unit

Integrated course unit module: PHYSICAL RISKS AT WORK

Learning objectives

The module of Non-Ionizing Radiations is part of the Integrated Course of Physical Risks in the Life and Work Environment.
The objective of the Module is to teach the students how to make measurements of noise and vibrations, having clear both the technical aspects of measurements and instrumentation, and legal aspects for the protection of population and workers.


Basic knowledge of radiation physics.

Course unit content

The first part of the Module of Non-Ionizing Radiations is dedicated to a brief review of the nature of elastic mechanical waves and electromagnetic waves, and the main physical quantities used to describe them.
Following, instrumentation and regulation for measurements of vibrations and noise are illustrated.
Practical demonstrations of the use of measuring instrumentation will be given to the students.

Full programme


Classroom notes

Teaching methods

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 (
During lectures, a brief review on the physical nature of waves and the main quantities involved will be given. Instruments and regulation for measurements of vibrations and noise will be illustrated and commented. Practical or remote demonstrations of the use of measuring instruments will be given.

Assessment methods and criteria

The achievement of the objectives of the module will be assessed through a 1 hour written exam, mainly consisting in open questions on the topics of the Module of Non-ionizing Radiations, including theoretical principles, regulations and instrumentation. This will allow to ascertain the knowledge and the understanding of regulations concerning noise and vibrations, the physical quantities involved, and measurements techniques and instrumentation.
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. (

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