This unit of study, which has both common and discipline related material specific to Diagnostic Radiography, introduces the student to ionizing radiation and its interactions with matter. The physical principles of the appropriate use of ionizing radiations in the medical radiation sciences including its radio-biological effects will be covered. The student will be introduced to the fundamental principles of radiation protection and equipment. Cellular biology applicable to the medical radiation sciences will be covered.
Group presentation (40%), 1-hr exam (60%)
Seeram E. and Brennan PC, Radiation Protection in Diagnostic X-Ray Imaging Includes Navigate 2 Advantage Access, 2016, Jones and Bartlett Learning, Sudbury (USA).