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:  Formal acceptance into the Radiography Program; Grade of “C” or better in RTC 202
Co-requisites:  Grades of “C” or better in RTC 200 AND RTC 205
Concurrent Courses: 

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:

  1. analyze effects of ionizing radiation on living tissue;
  2. describe basic biologic and chemical structures of the cell;
  3. predict radiation exposure outcomes; and
  4. discuss the origin of ionizing radiation.


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