PHYSICS 7561 - Radiation Biology and Incident Response

North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2022

This course is the second in the Graduate Certificate of Radiation Management and is split into two sections, the fundamental aspects of radiation biology and the response plans to radiation incidents and accidents. Consisting of 12 topics delivered via 2-weekly online lectures, students will begin learning the fundamental effects of ionising radiation on the biological aspects of DNA, cells, and organs. Students will then learn epidemiology and radiation risk calculations before learning what is required in responding to major radiological events. Students will solidify their theory-based learning by engaging in an on-campus, intensive-week of lab practicals held at the end of Semester. Each student will complete 4 x 4 hour practical components aimed at exposing students to both career-level techniques as well as unique specialist equipment.

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