ETP 2210 Radiation Fundamentals

This course teaches basic nuclear power plant systems and components. Topics include fundamentals of radioactivity, radioisotopes and radioisotope properties (use, decay mode, emissions, interaction with matter, shielding, half-life, biological effects, and risks associated with exposure to ionizing radiation), and systems that produce isotopes (reactors and accelerators). Students find and determine pertinent properties of radioisotopes and how these properties affect their usage and control.

3 credits