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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Arnot Ogden Medical Center (Dr. Earl D. Smith) School of Radiologic Technology | Evaluated Learning Experience

1. Radiation Protection; 2. Radiation Biology

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

Course 1: Minimum of 22 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: September 1974 - Present.

Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Course 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: 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: 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: 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: 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). NOTE: Course 1 and 2 must both be completed to receive credit.