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Catalog and Student Handbook 2021 - 2022

RTT 2100 Introductory Pathology and Radiobiology

This course provides an investigation into the effects of Radiation Therapy on a molecular cellular and tissue level with explanation and examples of radiosensitivity and late somatic effects of radiation. It also provides a summary of the disease process and pathology with emphasis on hyperplasia, neoplasms, and cancer. At the conclusion of this course, the student will identify acute and late effects of Radiation Therapy; recite radiobiological interactions; recognize structural changes in tissues following radiation; explain total body radiation response; identify cell composition, structure, and division; recite the fundamentals of pathology and the measure of disease frequency; classify disease diagnosis and responses to injury; and distinguish and identify hyperplasia, neoplasms and cancer.