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Flexible deadlines
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Approx. 13 hours to complete
English
Subtitles: English

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

3 hours to complete

Atomic interactions

3 hours to complete
11 videos (Total 75 min), 4 readings, 2 quizzes
11 videos
Pre-course self-reflection exercise3m
Introduction to Module 11m
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

Week 2

2 hours to complete

Longwave radiation

2 hours to complete
7 videos (Total 55 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
7 videos
Who discovered radiation?9m
ELF radiation10m
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

Week 3

2 hours to complete

Light as radiation

2 hours to complete
6 videos (Total 39 min), 5 readings, 1 quiz
6 videos
Visible radiation9m
Ultraviolet radiation9m
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

Week 4

2 hours to complete

Ionising radiation

2 hours to complete
7 videos (Total 45 min), 4 readings, 1 quiz
7 videos
X-rays8m
Gamma rays7m
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

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