RATEC 240 Radiation Biology & Protection • 3 Cr.
Explores types of radiation, interaction of radiation with matter, and the effects of those interactions in human tissue. Students learn methods and principles of radiation protection for both patient and technologist. Prerequisite: Acceptance into program or permission of instructor.
After completing this class, students should be able to:
- List five types of ionizing radiation, state their origins, describe their action on matter, and list their identifying characteristics.
- Describe the effects on various cell types from exposure to different types and amounts of radiation and predict radiation effects on specific tissues, organs, and systems.
- Compare and contrast biological responses of cells, tissues, and systems to different radiations relative to early and late response.
- Relate responses to protection measures appropriate for patients and radiation workers.
- Discuss permanent radiation accidents to determine fact versus fiction and possible early versus late effects to the population.