This is an archived course. A more recent version may be available at ocw.mit.edu.
Prof. Jeffrey Coderre
This course provides an introduction to the basic properties of ionizing radiations and their uses in medicine, industry, science, and environmental studies. We will discuss natural and man-made radiation sources, energy deposition and dose calculations, and various physical, chemical, and biological processes and effects of radiation, with examples of their uses, and principles of radiation protection.
OCW has published multiple versions of this subject.