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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
-Concurrent enrollment in RAD 223
-Placement at college level reading

This course focuses on the effects of ionizing radiation on living tissue. Radiation effects are discussed from the molecular and cellular level to whole body systems. Acute and long term effects are explored. Patient and personnel protection from the effects of ionizing radiation are emphasized. Information discussed includes federal and state radiation health and safety requirements governing the radiology department and personnel, hazards and usefulness of radiation, and the responsibilities of the radiographer. 2 credit hours