This module is aimed at providing the oral hygiene student with the necessary skills, attitude and relevant knowledge by studying the following aspects in radiation physics relevant to dentistry: • Electromagnetic waves – their properties and behaviour • X-rays – their specific properties, sources of X-rays and production of X-rays • Construction of the X-ray tube • Accurate image formation • Interaction of photons with living tissues • Radiation biology • Radiation protection • ALARA principle • Quality control measures This module furthermore entails practical work in the Radiology section.
ODO 271, OFC 271, RAD 271, PDL 271, ORD 271, GAP 271, VKM 271, TBW 271.
1 lecture per week, 2 practicals per week
Language of tuition
Module is presented in English
Oral Pathology and Oral Biology
Period of presentation
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