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Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.

Approx. 13 hours to complete

Suggested: 7 hours/week...

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
3 hours to complete

Atomic interactions

11 videos (Total 75 min), 4 readings, 2 quizzes
11 videos
Atomic structure6m
Understanding waves8m
Understanding electromagnetic waves10m
The electromagnetic spectrum12m
Radiation interacting with matter, Part 17m
Radiation interacting with matter, Part 25m
Alpha and beta particles11m
Module 1 conclusion3m
4 readings
How to navigate the course5m
Overview of the assessments and activities5m
A map of our journey across the electromagnetic spectrum5m
Module 1 further readings10m
2 practice exercises
Test yourself: Pre-course knowledge quiz20m
Assessment 1 - Module 1 quiz30m
Week
2
2 hours to complete

Longwave radiation

7 videos (Total 55 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
7 videos
Radio frequency radiation9m
Microwave radiation8m
Infrared9m
Module 2 conclusion2m
3 readings
The wonderful world of radio waves5m
What is the Cosmic Microwave Background?10m
Module 2 further readings10m
1 practice exercise
Assessment 2 - Module 2 quiz30m
Week
3
2 hours to complete

Light as radiation

6 videos (Total 39 min), 5 readings, 1 quiz
6 videos
Biological effects of ionising radiation8m
Biological repair pathways7m
Module 3 conclusion2m
5 readings
Rainbows of the night5m
Why is the sky blue?10m
Gene mutations and natural selection5m
Why do people have different skin colours?10m
Module 3 further readings10m
1 practice exercise
Assessment 3 - Module 3 quiz30m
Week
4
2 hours to complete

Ionising radiation

7 videos (Total 45 min), 4 readings, 1 quiz
7 videos
Radiation Protection8m
Personalised risk6m
Encouraging the practice of justification7m
Module 4 conclusion2m
4 readings
Can black holes emit radiation?5m
What does "radiation dose" mean?10m
Cultural perspectives on cancer10m
Module 4 further readings10m
1 practice exercise
Assessment 4 - Module 4 quiz30m

Instructors

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Mark McEntee

Associate Professor
Faculty of Health Sciences
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Ernest Ekpo

Dr
Faculty of Health Sciences

About The University of Sydney

The University of Sydney is one of the world’s leading comprehensive research and teaching universities, consistently ranked in the top 1 percent of universities in the world. In 2015, we were ranked 45 in the QS World University Rankings, and 100 percent of our research was rated at above, or well above, world standard in the Excellence in Research for Australia report....

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