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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Arnot Ogden Medical Center School of Radiologic Technology | Evaluated Learning Experience

1. Radiation Protection; 2. Radiation Biology

Formerly listed as 1. Radiation Biology; 2. Radiation Protection

Course 1, Version 1: Minimum of 22 hours (approximately 22 weeks). Course 1, Version 2: Minimum of 42 hours (approximately 22 weeks). Course 2: Minimum of 20 hours (approximately 15 weeks).

Arnot Ogden Medical Center, Roe Avenue, Elmira, NY.

Course 1 and 2, Version 1: September 1974 - September 2023. Course 1 and 2, Version 2: October 2023 - Present.

Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Course 1, Version 1: Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: explain biological effects of ionizing radiation and apply principles pertaining to patient and personnel radiation protection; identify and justify the need to minimize unnecessary radiation exposure of humans; identify effective dose limit for occupational and nonoccupational radiation exposure; and describe the ALRA concept; explain the purpose and importance of patient shielding. Course 2, Version 1: Students will be able to: analyze the effects of radiation on cells, tissues, organs, and systems; discriminate between the direct and indirect effects of radiation; differentiate between stochastic and nonstochastic effects of radiation exposure; and discuss acute radiation syndromes. Course 1, Version 2: Students will be able to: identify the purpose, importance and types of protective shielding; define and explain the inverse square law; explain the ALARA concept and the three cardinal principles of radiation protection; describe radiation protection terms and distinguish the different types of radiation; discuss the basic interactions of x-radiation and matter; determine radiation quantities, units, and dose limits; discuss radiation monitoring and differentiate between types; describe radiation biology and its effects; identify FDA regulations for radiographic equipment; and explain the need and methods for patient and radiographer protection. Course 2, Version 2: Students will be able to: define radiobiology and the concepts behind relative biological effectiveness;  identify the influencing factors of ionizing radiation and radiosensitivity; explain the indirect and direct effect; review the dose response curves and effective dose equivalents; rate the importance of studies from a radiation event; illustrate the importance of cell constituents;  and explain Acute Radiation Syndrome.


Course 1, Version 1 and 2: Major topics include: need for radiation protection; basic interactions of radiation and matter; quantities and units; maximum permissible dose; biological effects of ionizing radiation; radiation monitoring; patient protection; and personnel protection. Course 2, Version 1 and 2: Major topics include: background radiation; influencing factors; direct and indirect actions; cell structure; genetics; tissue and organs; total organism: lethal effects; immunity; reproduction; radiation syndromes; and radiation oncology.

Credit recommendation: 

Course 1 and 2, Version 1 and 2: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category OR in the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Allied Health Sciences or Radiography (12/80) (12/88 revalidation) (9/93 revalidation) (10/98 revalidation) (10/03 revalidation) (10/08 revalidation) (10/13 revalidation) (10/18 revalidation) (10/23 revalidation). NOTE: Course 1 and 2 must both be completed to receive credit.