Undergraduate Course Catalog 2008-2009

COURSE: 02-303 Radiation Biology and Radiation Safety (2)

Topics in radiation biology, including qualitative and quantitative effects on the human body following exposure to various types of ionizing radiation, and the potential harmful effects and the benefits of the medical uses of radiation. Procedures for personnel and environmental monitoring, emergency management, decontamination, and proper methods of receiving, storing and disposing of radioactive materials. Basic concepts of radiation exposure reduction. Concepts of radiation safety for personnel, patients and the environment. 

Prerequisite: Admission to the COD Nuclear Medicine program.