Radiation Biology, 15 credits

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The course focuses on how humans are influenced by ionising radiation and other radiation in their surroundings, such as that from mobile telephones. Repair mechanisms at the cellular level are described, and how the repair of damage can be coupled to the occurrence of cancer and other age-related diseases. Dosage concepts, measurement methods and risk assessment are all described, as is the medical use of radiation. The course includes a major laboratory exercise. The course is given in the period March-June.

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