Weapons of Mass Destruction
ECTS credits: 3
Introduce students to the basics of: designs of nuclear, chemical, biological and toxic weapons; methods of their effect on people, fauna and flora, material assets and the environment; method of detection and dosimetry for CBRN and toxins; introduce the students to the fundamentals of decontamination; protection, rescue, evacuation and taking care of those injured and vulnerable to the effects of these weapons.
The concept of weapons of mass destruction. Construction, use and effects of WMD (biological, chemical, nuclear, toxin) on people, flora and fauna, the environment, buildings and material-technical resources. Detection and classification of threat. Detection, dosimetry and identification of CBRN and toxic agents. Personal and collective protection. Tactics and strategy in the case of an accident (prevention and averting, threat response, recovery, restoration). The role of individual system components in the threat response. Procedures for the suppression of proliferation of weapons of mass destruction. Databases of weapons of mass destruction. Demolition of weapons of mass destruction. Investigation procedures.
Students will gain knowledge necessary to understand the effects of weapons of mass destruction, ways of prevention, protection and rescue in accidents.
After passing the exam, the student will be able to: 1. Classify the type and scope of threat by CBR agents. 2. Determine similarities and differences of CBR agents and threats, as well as the potential consequences. 3. Analyze the effects of CBR agents on humans, flora and fauna, material goods and the environment. 4. Distinguish the methods for detection and dosimetry for every type of a CBR threat. 5. Define decontamination measures and organise the decontamination of people, MTS and facilities. 6. Plan measures for the protection, rescue, evacuation and treatment of injured in CBR conditions. The aforementioned learning outcomes contribute to the learning outcomes of the study programme: - Explain the national security system and the basic principles of civil protection - Apply the security system objectives, as well as approaches and procedures related to security issues