2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
    May 18, 2024  
2020-2021 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ALHE 221 - Radiation Physics and Protection

3 CR
The course provides students with the foundation needed to practice safely in the clinical setting. Students will discuss the principles of physics as they relate to radiation. Students will also discuss the importance of radiation monitoring, patient shielding, and the biological effects of radiation exposure.

Requisites: Next Gen ACCUPLACER® reading score of 240, or at least a grade of C in TSRE 55 .
Course Learning Outcomes:
  1. Characterize the organizations involved in advisory and regulatory activity in diagnostic imaging and radiation safety.
  2. Identify the basic units of radiation measurement and their regulatory limits.
  3. Understand methods for radiation dosimetry and their application.
  4. Review the basics of radiation shielding.
  5. Identify the effects of radiation exposure.