Southern Polytechnic State University

Undergraduate Academic Catalog 2012-2013

SYE 4502 Radiation Protection and Health Physics

Prerequisites: SYE 3501

3-0-3

This course covers the fundamentals of individual and population health protection against the harmful effects of radiation Topics included are: different sources of radiation, interaction of radiation with matter, radiation exposure principles and measurement, relationship between radiation exposure and biological damage, radiation protection and safety standards and guidelines, radiation protection instrumentation, internal and external radiation protection, pathways of radiation movement in the environment and radiation shielding.

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