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MPHYS 342 Radiation Biology


This three-credit hour course provides an introduction to principles and concepts underlying the biological effects of ionizing radiation at the molecular, cellular and whole-tissue level. Topics covered include selected aspects of radiation damage to DNA, DNA repair mechanisms, cell-cycle kinetics (repopulation effects), cell death mechanisms and clonogenic survival, Linear Energy Transfer (LET) effects and relative biological effectiveness (RBE), oxygen effects, acute effects of whole body irradiation, radiation carcinogenesis.

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