Chevron Left
Back to Life, Health and Radiation

Learner Reviews & Feedback for Life, Health and Radiation by The University of Sydney

4.8
stars
236 ratings

About the Course

Radiation is all around us - without it we wouldn’t exist. Yet the word has become synonymous with danger, death and disaster. This MOOC will allow the world to see radiation in a new light, to expose its benefits as well as its risks. X-ray radiation, for example, is a scientific and medical discovery that has improved or prolonged billions of lives. Most of us have had an X-ray at some point in our life, at the Dentist, in a hospital or clinic. Yet few people really understand what X-rays are or where they come from. In this course, we will travel along the spectrum of electromagnetic radiation from unimaginably long to infinitesimally small wavelengths. At each significant point along the way we will stop and consider: What is the wavelength and frequency of this radiation? Is it ionising or not? Who discovered it and how? What are the uses of this radiation and What are the risks associated with it? Through this we hope to clarify a topic that is often confusing and concerning for many....

Top reviews

EP

Jan 16, 2020

The curriculum neglected the topic of low frequency exposures (ELF) and its effect on circadian and immunological outcomes, which can indirectly contribute to adverse effects and possibly cancer.

KE

Jul 28, 2021

I would like to thank the Instructors for this fabulous course. They used some unique methods of teaching, which help me to follow this course with a high level of passion.

Filter by:

51 - 72 of 72 Reviews for Life, Health and Radiation

By Muhammad H

Feb 19, 2022

By Jhonatan J C O

May 23, 2022

By JOHN K L

Jul 29, 2021

By Сергей О

Nov 13, 2022

By Yuthdanai O

Aug 22, 2022

By MOHAMMAD G A A

Aug 5, 2020

By Humberto D V

Oct 27, 2020

By Babar J

Oct 11, 2020

By Winston A W

Nov 21, 2020

By Raneen A A A

Sep 29, 2020

By Aldo A D J

May 13, 2020

By Jane L

Jun 22, 2022

By M A

Aug 31, 2021

By Kingsley L E

Jul 29, 2022

By CHRISTIAN R C

May 27, 2021

By akshay b

Oct 19, 2020

By MUHAMMAD S A

Mar 22, 2020

By Xuân T N

Oct 25, 2021

By Emel Ü

Apr 7, 2022

By Mona A A

Jul 7, 2020

By Menezes S S S

Jul 7, 2021

By Priyanka C

Jul 28, 2021