Awareness and knowledge of radiation dose and associated risks among final year medical students in Norway

Awareness and knowledge of radiation dose and associated risks among final year medical students... Objectives The objective was to assess the knowledge of � Medical students’ knowledge about radiation and associated radiation dose and of the associated risks with ionising risk is poor imaging examinations of medical students in their final year � Students are not aware of radiation doses for common ra- of training prior to graduating. diological procedures Methods An online questionnaire was sent to all final year � The majority of students underestimated radiation doses for medical students from two universities. The questionnaire specific examinations consisted of radiation dose and risk related questions, with � Students with confidence reported greater knowledge than multiple choices, only one of these choices was the correct students with no confidence answer. A ‘correct’ answer was given one mark and no mark . . was given for ‘incorrect/do not know’ answers. The total Keywords Medical education Radiation protection . . mean score ranged from 0 to 11, with higher scores Research Clinical practice Students representing greater knowledge about radiation doses and the associated risks. Results Ninety-nine students completed and returned the Introduction questionnaire yielding a response rate of 45%. The total mean score was 3.91 out of possible 11. Only eighteen students The number of Insights into Imaging Springer Journals

Awareness and knowledge of radiation dose and associated risks among final year medical students in Norway

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Springer Berlin Heidelberg
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Medicine & Public Health; Imaging / Radiology; Diagnostic Radiology; Interventional Radiology; Neuroradiology; Ultrasound; Internal Medicine
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