College of Natural Resources, UC Berkeley

Courses

December 10, 2012

Spring 2013 | NE 162: Radiation Biophysics and Dosimetry

Spring 2013 | NE 162: Radiation Biophysics and Dosimetry

Course Units: 3
Course Instructor: Bethany Goldblum, Ph.D.
TuTh 5-6:30 pm 3102 Etcheverry Hall CC# 64024

Following the Fukushima nuclear disaster, it's important to understand radiation and how to protect yourself against it and understand its environmental impact. This course explores the interaction of radiation with matter from the initial event to the final biological damage (or repair). To explore the global and societal impacts of radiation biophysics, the course will include discussions of the chemical and biological effects of radiation exposure, including radiation carcinogenesis, the origins of radiation standards and the application of external radiation protection. Unresolved research questions on the chemical and biological effects of radiation exposure and radiation carcinogenesis, including radiation imaging and associated applications, will also be explored