Medical Effects Of Ionizing Radiation

Course Number: 
Interdisciplinary Courses
Quarter Hours: 
3 Quarter Hours
Course Description: 
This course provides an overview of the biomedical consequences of exposure to ionizing radiation. The course will describe the current military and terrorist threat and examine recent accidents. Students will learn about the physiological and psychological consequences of radiation exposure and therapeutic approaches to radiation injury. By the end of the course the students will have a broad understanding of the medical sequelae of radiation exposure and how to medically manage casualties. While primarily a lecture course, there will be an opportunity for students to work through the response to two fictional scenarios involving a radiological event.