Online ISSN: 2515-8260

Keywords : Radiation Hazards

The Knowledge of Radiation Hazard between Health and Medical Technology Students at Al-Zahra University in Karbala-Iraq

Hassan Hadi Al Kazzaz M.B.Ch.B, PH.D, F.I.C.M.S (F.M)

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2021, Volume 8, Issue 3, Pages 1452-1461

Study of the health and medical technology student ’s knowledge and attitudes will
open the ways to solve the deficit in their information regarding radiation hazards. The aim
is to assess the knowledge of Al-Zahra university students toward radiation hazard.This study
is a cross-sectional observational analytical study of the amount of knowledge and altitude
towards radiation hazards and protection of the Health and Medical Technology students’ of
Al-Zahra University in Karbala, Iraq. This cross-sectional questionnaire-based study was
conducted on 129 out of 132 undergraduate students from The Health and Medical
Technology College, whose curriculum included General Radiology, after completing 90 days
in the Department of Radiological Techniques at Al-Zahra University for Women. Among 132
students, 129 students participated in this Google Classroom questionnaire, giving an overall
response rate of (97.7%). Their overall knowledge was good and showed a higher KAP value
in relation to hazardous protection that (Is x ray is harmful) with a percentage of (66.6%),
while their knowledge was poor concerning the safety guidelines. The lack of knowledge about
ALARA or ALADA principles needs to be considered by updating first year student ’s
curriculum as well as creating training courses to improve their knowledge.