BIO 246 - Radiation Biology/Protection2 Cr.
Radiation protection procedures related to diagnostic use of radiation and the concepts of As Low As Reasonably Achievable (ALARA), Negligible Individual Risk Level (NIRL) and Stochastic and Non-stochastic effects. Radiation effects on biological molecules and organisms and factors affecting biological response. Acute and chronic effects of radiation are discussed. Regulatory agencies will be identified, and agency involvement in radiation protection will be discussed. Restricted to Radiology students.
Pre-Requisites: BIO 214
RAD 203, RAD 204, and RAD 212 may be met concurrently.
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