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Course Descriptions

RAD 234: Radiation Biology and Protection

-Completion of ENGL 101, RAD 211, RAD 213, RAD 214, and RAD 215 with grades of C or better
-Completion with a grade of C or better or concurrent enrollment in RAD 223

This course is designed to present an overview of the principles of radiation protection including the responsibilities of the radiographer for patients, personnel and the public. Radiation health and safety requirements of federal and state regulatory agencies, accreditation agencies and health care organizations are incorporated. An overview of the principles of the interaction of radiation with living systems is covered. Radiation effects on molecules, cells, tissues and the body as a whole are presented. Factors affecting biological response are presented, including acute and chronic effects of radiation. 2 credit hours

Career and Technical Course: This course is a specific requirement for an Associate of Applied Science or certificate program and may not transfer. Please consult with your advisor about transferability.

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