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Course Descriptions

RAD 234: Radiation Biology and Protection

-Completion of HLTH 110, BIOL 181, 182, RAD 111, 112, 113, 121, 122, 123, 132, 133, 134, 211, 213, 214, 215, and ENGL 101 with a C or better
-Completion with a C or better or concurrent enrollment in RAD 223

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

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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