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RAD 230 Radiobiology and Radiation Protection
Credit Hours:  3
Effective Term: Fall 2013
AGEC: (None)  
Credit Breakdown: 3 Lectures
Times for Credit: 1
Grading Option: A/F

Description: This course builds and expands on the basic and radiation protection concepts presented in the "Fundamentals of Radiologic Science and Health Care." Content includes the principles of the interaction of ionizing radiation, biological systems and concepts of radiation protection.

Prerequisites: RAD100 and Radiologic Technology Cohort student

Corequisites: None

Recommendations: None

Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
1. Outline basic cell biology including an overview of cell constituents, cell structure and the various stages of cell growth.
2. Distinguish among types of ionizing radiation and their interaction with cells.
3. Identify various biophysical events.
4. Explain the effects of radiation.
5. Define the concepts of radiosensitivity and response including the Law of BergoniƩ and Tribondeau, cell survival and recovery, systemic response to radiation, dose-response curves, total body irradiation, late effects of radiation and risk factors.
6. Categorize and explain the various units of detection and measurement.
7. Justify the objectives of a radiation protection program and personnel monitoring.
8. Interpret the functions of surveys, regulatory/advisory agencies and regulations as related to radiation protection.
9. Describe the application of radiation protection principles.
10. Explain the considerations for radiation protection for patients.
Internal/External Standards Accreditation
Students will achieve a level of competency as outlined by the compendium of learning objectives for Radiation Biology (p. 91) and Radiation Protection (p.93-94) of the Radiography Curriculum (2012) established by the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) and recognized as a standard for accreditation by Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT) and meet the Professional Requirements specified in Section 2.02 of the ARRT Rules and Regulations and identified in the Competency Requirements for Primary Certification of the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).
American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) Radiography Curriculum

American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT)

ARRT Radiography Didactic and Clinical Requirements
ARRT Content Specifications Radiography
ARRT Task Inventory Radiography