This course is an introductory course that familiarizes the student to the fundamentals of Radiobiology and Radiation Safety. This course evaluates the effects of radiation from the cellular level to the epidemiological effects on communities and potential offspring. Special topics in Radiobiology include basic radiation interactions, cellular biology review, short and long term effects of radiation exposure, risk factors, containment and proper handling of radiation sources, reduction of exposure, radiation monitoring applicable state and federal regulations, and proper procedures for emergency spills.

This course is designed to provide the first-year student with a working knowledge of radiation science and safety.  This includes interactions of radiation with matter, radiation quantities and protection standards, dosimetry, radioactive decay, and the biological effects of radiation.

This course provides a comprehensive introduction to the field of Nuclear Medicine.  Topics include a general overview of the profession, accreditation and licensure, medical terminology, ethics and legal issues, departmental organization and radiation safety practices.  Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of patient care and safety, radiation protection and safety, and the importance of ethical, professional conduct.

As the role of the medical imaging professional continues to expand, more knowledge is needed in all areas. Patient care is no exception. Advanced patient care skills are essential elements of providing high-quality patient care. This section addresses patient care and safety, patient-technologist communication, age-specific needs, emergency care, and venipuncture. All students should be certified in cardiopulmonary resuscitation or basic life support.