RTC 104 – Radiation Protection

Course Outline

Course Number & Name:  RTC 104 Radiation Protection

Credit Hours: 2.0               Contact Hours:  2.0         Lecture:  2.0       Lab:  N/A             Other:  N/A

Prerequisites:  None

Co-requisites:  RTC 100, RTC 101, RTC 102 and RTC 103                    Concurrent Courses:  None

Course Description: This course develops students’ knowledge of safety standards in operating radiation equipment.  Students learn the principles of radiation protection and practical skills to ensure maximum safety for both patients and the equipment operator. Lecture is supplemented with demonstrations and opportunities for students to practice the skills in the radiographic room. Critiques of radiographic films are conducted in the classroom/laboratory.

Course Goals: Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to do the following

  1. discuss the discovery and properties of x-radiation;
  2. demonstrate knowledge of the dangers of x-radiation;
  3. identify methods of measuring and reducing doses of x-radiation; and
  4. discuss and/or demonstrate industry standards for radiation protection and monitoring.
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