This course presents the basic principles that govern radiation physics. Topics include a historical review of the development of imaging technologies, the nature of electromagnetic radiation, atomic structure, x-ray production and interactions of x-rays with matter. An introduction to the major components of modern x-ray equipment design and operation as it relates to the control of x-ray beam characteristics will be discussed. This course is designed to provide a foundation of knowledge regarding the principles that govern radiographic technique, patient exposure and image quality can be built. Prerequisites: BIOL2252, CHEM1020, ENGL1111, HLTH1106, MATH1110.