RADA 335 Radiation Biology and Safety • 2 Cr.
Presents radiation safety for the occupational worker and patient. Topics include radiation biology, medical and legal implications, professional, and governmental standards, regulatory, malpractice, and ethical concerns. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the program.
After completing this class, students should be able to:
- Identify units of exposure and dose using the appropriate measurement and calculation of quantities
- Identify cell, tissue, organ, and system effects (medical and environmental) from exposures
- List the governmental agencies involved with radiation safety and discuss their role
- Identify methods of reducing patient exposure and limiting occupational exposure
- Describe cellular response to different radiations using varied environmental and physical factors
- Describe the components of medical record documentation
- Describe how a medical record is developed and administered
- Explain a patient’s competence as it relates to informed consent
- Define legal terminology related to medical malpractice and ethics