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2016-2017 Official General Catalog 
2016-2017 Official General Catalog [Archived Catalog]

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RAD 245 - Radiobiology

Radiobiology and advanced radiation protection procedures related to diagnostic and therapeutic uses of radiation.

Prerequisite- Corequisite
Prerequisite:  RAD 201 Equipment Operation and Maintenance

Credits: 2
2 Class Hours
Course Profile
Learning Outcomes of the Course:

Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

1.  Define and describe radiobiology, interactions of radiation and atoms, basic concepts of radiation, and the chemical composition of the human body.
2.  Identify and describe the molecular composition of a cell and the effects of radiation on cells.
3.  Describe the tissue radiosensitivity, systemic, genetic, and somatic effects of ionizing radiation.
4.  Briefly describe the radiation-induced mutations of DNA and chromosomes.
5.  Identify and describe means of radiation protection and measurement in order to follow the ALARA Concept.

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