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NMDT 419. Clinical Radiation Biology

Credits: 1-2
Department: Nuclear Medicine Technology
Description: Cellular and organ responses to radiation sources and radionuclides in nuclear medicine.
Semester Offered:
  • Fall
  • Spring
  • Summer
Grading Method: ABCDF
Additional Information: Must be in clinical internship.

Student Learning Outcomes

1. Review the characteristics and sources of different types of radiation.
2. Differentiate appropriate radiation measurements, including internal and external exposure.
3. Distinguish different types of radiation interactions with matter.
4. Identify cellular response of radiation on microscopic and macroscopic level.
5. Discuss the risk-to-benefit ratio of radiation exposure in terms of diagnostic and therapeutic nuclear medicine procedures.
6. Identify factors influencing absorbed dose to the general public and occupationally exposed workers.
7. Explain radiation hazards and use protection techniques for pregnant women and breast-feeding mothers.

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