Jul 25, 2024  
Course/Program Inventory 
Course/Program Inventory

RADT 1320 - Radiation Biology and Safety

Credit hours: 3

Prerequisites: Formal acceptance into the Radiologic Technology Program

Industry Certifications The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists Certification and Registration

Course Description:
This course is a study of the impact of radiation exposure on biological systems, methods for measuring and monitoring radiation, and the responsibilities of the radiographer to protect personnel, patients, and the public from excessive exposure.  Quantities and units of radiation are discussed in reference to x-ray equipment, radiation protection, and detection devices.

Student Learning Outcomes:
Students will be able to:

  1. Identify the As Low as Reasonably Achievable (ALARA) concept.
  2. Recognize how to manipulate time, distance, and shielding to maintain radiation exposures at a minimum.
  3. Distinguish the relationship between beam-limiting devices and patient radiation exposure.