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Topics and Learning Outcomes

  • Radiochemistry
    •  recognise nuclear reactions, including the major spontaneous decay mechanisms.
    •  define and distinguish between nucleons, nuclides and isotopes, X-rays & gamma rays, decay series and daughter isotopes.
    •  balance nuclear reactions
    •  recognise stable and unstable nuclides
    •  predict the decay mechanism for an unstable isotope
    •  explain the main factors that contributes to effective radiation dose, including penetrating power, activity and energy
    •  explain the main mechanism of biological damage by ionizing radiation.
    •  explain the use of radioactive isotopes in medical imaging, and distinguish the information obtained from X-rays
    •  explain how isotope generators produce isotopes such as 99mTc for medical imaging, and give some examples of its use.
    •  explain PET, the generation of radioisotopes by a cyclotron, and know the kinds of isotopes produced

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