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RADT 211. Radiation Biology

Credits: 2
Department: Radiologic Technology
Description: Principles of the interaction of radiation with the living systems. Radiation effects on biological molecules and organisms and factors affecting biological response. Acute and chronic effects of radiation.
Semester Offered:
  • Fall
  • Spring
  • Summer
Grading Method: ABCDF

Student Learning Outcomes

1. Solve problems in radiation physics related to radiation biology.
2. List and explain the ways that radiation interacts with living systems.
3. Label and define the components of a cell survival curve.
4. Solve numerical problems in radiation biology, including risk estimates.
5. List and describe acute and chronic effects of radiation exposure.
6. List sources of natural and man-made background radiation.
7. List and describe examples of human populations that are or have been exposed to unusual levels of background radiation.
8. List and discuss dose-effect models.
9. Cite radiation dose limits.

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