Credit units: 3
Offered: Either Term 1 or Term 2
Weekly hours: 3 Lecture hours and 2 Tutorial hours
College: Arts and Science
Department: Arts and Science Dean's Office
Discusses natural and artificially produced radionuclides, units of radiation measurement, processes of decay and fission, interaction of radiation with matter, doses, risks of effects, and radionuclide transfer through ecosystems. Provides students with the knowledge to assess potential environmental impacts and health hazards from exposure to ionizing radiation from natural background, uranium mining and medical sources. A 2 hour tutorial once a week is included.
Prerequisite(s): BIOL 120.3, BIOL 121.3 and CHEM 112.3 or PHYS 115.3.
Note: Students with credit for TOX 810 will not receive credit for this course.
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