Free Radical and Radiation Biology Curriculum
FRRB:5000/077:103 Radiation Biology 4 s.h.
Characteristics and biological effects of ionizing radiations. Offered fall semesters of odd years. Consent of instructor required. Prerequisites: CHEM:2210/044:121), BIOC:3120/199:120), and college level Physics.
FRRB:7000/077:222 Redox Biology and Medicine 4 s.h.
Chemistry of free radicals, related oxidants, and antioxidants; antioxidant (redox) enzymes--their structure, biochemical function, regulation, and function in redox biology; targets of oxidants--lipids, proteins, DNA; the redox biology of health (infants to healthy aging) and disease (e.g. cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, neurodegenerative diseases). Offered fall semesters of even years. Prerequisites: CHEM:2210/004:121 or BIOC:3120/099:120.
FRRB:7001/077:288 Molecular and Cellular Biology of Cancer 3 s.h.
Fundamental aspects of oncology at the cellular and molecular levels; mechanisms of cancer initiation and progression, oncogene action, DNA damage and repair, carcinogenesis by radiation, chemicals, viruses; tumor immunology, anticancer therapies. Offered spring semesters of odd years. Consent of instructor required. Prerequisite: strong basic science background. Same as PATH:7001/069:288.
FRRB:6000/077:207 Seminar: Free Radical and Radiation Biology 1 s.h.
Offered fall and spring semesters.
FRRB:6004/077:305 Research: Free Radical and Radiation Biology arr.
FRRB:6006/077:545 Topics in Free Radical Biology and Medicine 1 s.h.
New literature in area of free radicals. Offered fall and spring semesters. Consent of instructor required.
FRRB:6008/077:547 Topics in Radiation and Cancer Biology 1 s.h.
New literature on the biological effects of radiation and cancer biology. Offered fall and spring semesters. Consent of instructor required.
FRRB:3110/077:110 Medical Physics I 2 s.h.
Introduction to radiation used in clinical setting; fundamental physical units, measurements, principles, atomic structure and types of radiation; X-ray generating equipment, X-ray production, and its interaction with matter.
Requirements: acceptance to radiation sciences therapy program, and maxillofacial or radiation oncology resident. RSTH:3110
FRRB:3215/077:121 Medical Physics II 2 s.h.
Treatment units used in external radiation therapy; beam calculations, isodose distributions, brachytherapy, quality assurance and quality management, protection and safety.
Requirements: acceptance to radiation sciences therapy program. RSTH:3215
FRRB:3130/074:220 Radiation Safety & Radiobiology 4 s.h.
FRRB:5001/077:307 Research: Special Topics arr.
FRRB:4000/077:107 Special Topics: Advanced Undergraduates arr.
Readings and/or laboratory experience. Offered fall semesters. Consent of instructor required.