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ENVM 6028 Radiation Hazards and Protection (Fall and Spring)



Course Description:

This course provides the student with the principles of radiation safety and health. Radiation safety is that area of environmental health science that addresses the protection of the individual and population groups from the harmful effects of ionizing radiation, both in the community and at the workplace. Course lectures cover fundamental topics in radiation safety and exposure control, including physics of radiation production, atomic and nuclear structure, interaction of radiation with matter, and the health effects of chronic and acute radiation exposure.