Radiography 371

Module code RAD 371
Qualification Undergraduate
Faculty Faculty of Health Sciences
Module content

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.

Module credits 20.00
Prerequisites ODO 271, OFC 271, RAD 271, PDL 271, ORD 271, GAP 271, VKM 271, TBW 271
Contact time 2 practicals per week, 1 lecture per week
Language of tuition Module is presented in English
Department Oral Pathology and Oral Biology
Period of presentation Year

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