2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
    Jul 15, 2024  
2020-2021 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

RADI 234 - Radiobiology and Protection

1.5 CR
This course is intended to identify and justify the need to minimize unnecessary radiation exposure to humans. Students will review the principles of cellular biology and identify the sources of electromagnetic and particulate radiations. They will learn about radiosensitivity and the effects of ionizing radiation on human cells, tissues and organs. Radiation units of measurement, as well as dose limits for both the public and the occupational worker will be presented. Students will learn how as radiologic technologists, they can employ various means to produce high-quality diagnostic images at a dose as low as reasonably achievable.

Additional Information: Formal admission to the Radiography Program required.
Requisites: Take RADI 221  and RADI 225  with at least a grade of C.
Course Learning Outcomes:
  1. Explore human biology.
  2. Discuss the fundamental principles of radiobiology.
  3. Discuss molecular and cellular radiobiology.
  4. Describe the early effects of radiation exposure on the human body.
  5. Describe the late effects of radiation exposure on the human body.
  6. Discuss health physics as it relates to radiation safety.
  7. Discuss the physical design of a facility to ensure radiation protection.
  8. Discuss the methods of radiation protection for the patient and occupational worker.