RAD 1228 - Radiation Biology and Protection

This course covers human responses to ionizing radiation, self-structure, self-function, and self-proliferation. Also covered are the effects of radiation, radiation dose, molecular and cellular and radiobiology including protein and DNA synthesis and production of free radicals. Single target - single hit and multi target - single hit theories, relationship between intracellular response, early and late effects of radiation, cytogenetic effects, clinical implications of radiographs for the pregnant female, sources of exposure, cardinal principle of radiation protection and radiation control, occupational exposure and classification of warning signs are also covered. PREREQUISITES:RAD 1209 Radiologic Science and RAD 1222 Principles of Radiographic Exposure.

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