SRJC Course Outlines

5/19/2024 1:54:57 PMRADT 63B Course Outline as of Fall 2008

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  RADT 63BTitle:  RADIOBIOLOGY/RAD PROTECT  
Full Title:  Radiobiology and Radiation Protection
Last Reviewed:9/25/2023

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled2.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled35.00
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled3.0017.5 min.Lab Scheduled52.50
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total5.00 Contact Total87.50
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  70.00Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade Only
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
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Formerly: 

Catalog Description:
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Principles of radiobiology, effects of radiation, health physics, introduction to fluoroscopy, quality assurance, and radiation protection procedures.  

Prerequisites/Corequisites:
Course Completion of RADT 63A and Concurrent Enrollment in RADT 62AL ( or RADT 62A)


Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Principles of radiobiology, effects of radiation, health physics, introduction to fluoroscopy, quality assurance, and radiation protection procedures.  
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:Course Completion of RADT 63A and Concurrent Enrollment in RADT 62AL ( or RADT 62A)
Recommended:
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
 Area:
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Both Certificate and Major Applicable



COURSE CONTENT

Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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Upon completion of this course students will be able to:
1.  Define quality assurance and quality control.
2.  List the 10-step quality assurance model used in hospitals.
3.  List all aspects of a quality assurance program within a typical
   radiology department.
4.  Name the three steps of quality control.
5.  Describe the processes of mitosis and meiosis.
6.  Evaluate the radiosensitivity of tissues and organs.
7.  Describe the radiation dose-response relationship.
8.  Describe the three acute radiation syndromes.
9.  Differentiate between early and late effects of radiation.
10. List, discuss, and explain the long and short-term hazards of
   radiation to human beings.
11.  Explain the cardinal principles of radiation protection.
12. Discuss the ALARA (As Low As Reasonably Achievable) principle.
13. Explain the theories and list the methods for radiation
   protection of medical personnel and patients.
14. List all of the State and national radiation health and safety
   regulations for radiologic technology personnel.  

Topics and Scope
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I.    Quality assurance
II.   Quality control
III.  Human radiation response
      A. Cell theory
      B. Molecular composition
      C. Tissues and organs
IV.   Radiobiology
      A. Law of Bergomie and Tribondeau
      B. Radiation responses
      C. Dose response relationship
      D. Biological factors in radiosensitivity
V.    Irradiation of macromolecules
      A. Point lesions
      B. Macromolecular synthesis
      C. Radiation effects on DNA
      D. Cell recovery
VI.   Linear energy transfer
VII.  Relative biological effectiveness
VIII. Acute radiation lethality
      A. Prodromal period
      B. Hematologic syndrome
      C. Gastrointestinal syndrome
      D. Central nervous system syndrome
      E. Mean survival time
IX    Local tissue damage
X.    Hematologic effects
XI.   Cytogenetic effects
XII.  Late effects of radiation exposure
XIII. Radiation Protection
      A. Cardinal principles
      B. Personal monitoring and devices
      C. Dose limits
      D. Safe practices
         1. X-rays
         2. Pregnancy
XIV.  Quality Assurance procedures
XV.   Fluoroscopy
      A. Image intensifier
      B. Medical television system  

Assignments:
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1. Weekly chapter readings (10 - 25 pages/week).
2. Completion of 8 - 10 lab experiments (lab reports).
3. One ALARA project.
4. 6 quizzes, 1 written final, 1 lab final  

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
10 - 20%
Written homework, Lab reports
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
10 - 20%
Homework problems, Lab reports, ALARA project
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
0 - 0%
None
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
50 - 60%
Multiple choice, True/false, Matching items, Quizzes, written final
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
20 - 30%
Lab final exam


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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- RADIOLOGIC SCIENCE FOR TECHNOLOGISTS by S. Bushong, Mosby, 2006.
- Instructor-prepared material  

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