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