RTC 201 RADIATION BIOLOGY – Laboratory
RTC 201 – Radiation Biology
Course Number & Name: RTC 201 Radiation Biology
Credit Hours: 2.0 Contact Hours: 4.0 Lecture: 2.0 Lab: 2.0 Other: N/A
Prerequisites: Grade of “C” or better in RTC 112
Co-requisites: RTC 200 and RTC 202 Concurrent Courses: None
Course Description: This course provides basic information on the effects of radiation therapy and radioisotopes on biological systems. It is geared toward students whose training is primarily in the field of diagnostic X-ray technology. Critiques of radiographic films are conducted in the classroom/laboratory, focusing on the effects of radiation as related to radiation biology and health physics.
Course Goals: Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to do the following:
- analyze effects of ionizing radiation on living tissue;
- describe basic biologic and chemical structures of the cell;
- predict radiation exposure outcomes; and
- discuss the origin of ionizing radiation.