DMI 261 - Radiation Biology and Protection
This course identifies the sources of natural and artificial radiation and examines the effects of radiation on the cells, tissues and organs in the human body. Mathematical conversions of radiation measurement units, from traditional to the international system, are performed, calculations of dose equivalent and relative biological effectiveness are practiced, and the direct and indirect theories of biological effects, cellular radiosensitivity, and radiation dose-response curves are studied. The early and late effects of radiation exposure are defined and classified as either stochastic or deterministic. Because of their importance in clinical practice, methods of patient protection, operator protection, and radiation monitoring are also emphasized.