Unit 7 Instructional Videos

Atoms: Ionizing Radiation, Part 1      Link to Video       Link to Transcript     This film briefly considers the nature of atoms as an introduction to this educational unit on the health effects of ionizing radiation (radioactivity). Educational concepts include atoms, nucleus, proton, neutron, electron, element, isotope, electrical charges, and ions. Copyright 2011, Mitch Ricketts. 

Radioactive Decay: Ionizing Radiation, Part 2      Link to Transcript     This film examines the process of radioactive decay. Educational concepts include radioisotope, radioactive decay, alpha radiation, beta radiation, gamma radiation, x-radiation, decay chain, and half life. Copyright 2011, Mitch Ricketts. 

Hazards and Controls: Ionizing Radiation, Part 3      Link to Transcript     This film explores the health effects of ionizing radiation (radioactivity). The film also examines methods for reducing exposures to radiation in workplaces. Educational concepts include ionizing radiation, radiation sickness, radiation burns, other health effects, ion pairs, free radicals, penetration versus interaction, and time/distance/shielding. Copyright 2011, Mitch Ricketts. 

Alpha Radiation: Ionizing Radiation, Part 4     Link to Transcript     This film examines exposures to alpha particles that are emitted from the nuclei of some heavy, unstable atoms. Major topics include health effects, exposures, and protective measures. Other educational concepts include internal radiation hazard, radon and its daughters/progeny. Copyright 2011, Mitch Ricketts. 

Beta Radiation: Ionizing Radiation, Part 5      Link to Transcript     This film examines exposures to beta particles that are emitted from the nuclei of some heavy, unstable atoms. Major topics include health effects, exposures, and protective measures. Other educational concepts include internal radiation hazard, external radiation hazard, and shielding. Copyright 2011, Mitch Ricketts. 

Gamma Radiation: Ionizing Radiation, Part 6      Link to Transcript     This film examines exposures to gamma rays that are emitted from the nuclei of certain radioactive atoms. Major topics include health effects, exposures, and protective measures. Other educational concepts include external radiation hazard, internal radiation hazard, external radiation hazard, and shielding. Copyright 2011, Mitch Ricketts. 

X-Rays: Ionizing Radiation, Part 7     Link to Transcript     This film examines occupational exposures to x-rays in medicine, research, and industry. Major topics include health effects, exposures, and protective measures. This instructional film is from Kansas State University's web-based course, GENAG 711, Occupational and Agricultural Health. Copyright 2011, Mitch Ricketts.