Università di Roma Tor Vergata

INTERNATIONAL CBRNe MASTER COURSES

Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and explosive

Department of Industrial Engineering and School of Medicine and Surgery

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1st Level Master Course in “Protection against CBRNe events"

 

 

(Course for First Responders) Academic Years 2017/2019

 

Duration:

2 years (January 2018 – December 2019)

ECTS: 120 ECTS

At the end of Master Course, participants will obtain a “1st Level Master in Protection Against CBRNe Events (120 ECTS)”.

The Master Course aims at training “First Responders” and providing them with advanced skills in the following areas:

  • CBRNe threats and risks
  • Analysis of CBRNe agents
  • Effects of CBRNe agents
  • Diffusion and dispersion of CBRNe
  • Software and codes for CBRNe emergencies
  • Detection of CBRNe agents: equipment and techniques
  • CBRNe protection
  • CBRNe decontamination
  • International emergency systems in case of CBRNe events
  • Sanitary rescue and psychological approach to emergencies in case of CBRNe events
  • Critical infrastructure
  • Investigation and mitigation
  • Communication and information in case of CBRNe events
  • Practical activities and training at four specialized European Facilities: NBC School  of Rieti (Italy), VVU-026 Sternberk (Czech Republic), Chornobyl Centre (Ukraine), Seibersdorf Laboratories (Austria)

The Master Course aims at providing participants with suitable technical and operational skills and knowledge, so to become key players in the new area  of CBRNe risks. In order to participate in the Master Course and obtain the final degree (which has legal value according to the Italian law), candidates must have a 180-ECTS point Bachelor’s degree or equivalent. “Equivalence” of degrees such as Military, Police, Fire- fighters Academy degrees etc., will be assessed on a case-by-case basis by the University’s competent bodies and the Master Course’s Steering Committee.

The Master Course is organised by the University of Rome Tor Vergata and the following Italian Public Entities, with which the University has signed formal agreements:

  • Presidenza del Consiglio dei Ministri (Prime Minister’s Office)
  • Ministero della Difesa (Ministry of Defence)
  • Ministero dell’Interno (Ministry of The Interior)
  • ENEA (Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development)
  • Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia (National Institute for Geophysics and Vulcanology)
  • Istituto Superiore di Sanità (National Health Institute)
  • SOGIN S.p.A.

Cooperation Agreements have also been signed with the following International Entities:

  • OPCW (Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons)
  • NATO Centre Of Excellence – (Czech Republic)
  • NATO SCHOOL of Oberammergau (Germany)
  • HotZone Solutions (The Netherlands)
  • VVU-026 Sternberk (Czech Republic)
  • Seibersdorf Laboratories GmbH (Austria)
  • Chornobyl Centre (Ukraine)

The Master Course boasts cooperation with the most important companies operating in the safety and security sector.

Curriculum (Tentative To be Defined)

The 1st level Master Course in “Protection against CBRNe Events” will start on January 2018

1st LEVEL MASTER COURSE IN PROTECTION AGAINST CBRNe EVENTS. 2017-2018 (120 ECTS)

 
PHASE 1 - Modules

MODULE 1 - CBRNe threats between past and current challenges - (15-19 January 2018) - Rome (Italy)

 

MODULE 2 - C AGENTS (P1). HazMat, TIM and Chemical Warfare Agents introduction, history, chemical/physical properties - (22-26 January 2018) - Rome (Italy)

 

MODULE 3 - C AGENTS (P2). Chemical Warfare Agents detection, protection and decontamination operations  - (16-20 April 2018) - Rome (Italy)

 

MODULE 4 - B AGENTS. Biological Warfare Agents, history, current challenges, properties, case study - (23-27 April 2018) - Rome (Italy)

 

MODULE 5 - R/N AGENTS. Radiological and nuclear agents awareness, industry, medical & military  - (16-20 July 2018) - Rome (Italy)

 

MODULE 6 - e AGENTS, CBR IED and EOD, challenges and case studies  - (23-27 July 2018) - Rome (Italy) 

 

MODULE 7 - Medical countermeasures, CBRNe First aid - (15-19 October 2018) - Rome (Italy) 

 

MODULE 8 - Communication and psychology - 22-26 October 2018) - Rome (Italy)

 

MODULE 9 - Investigation in case of CBRNe events -  (28 January 2019 - 01 February 2019) - Rome (Italy)

 

MODULE 10 - DSS, Software (28 January 2019 - 01 February 2019) - Rome (Italy) 

 

PHASE 2 - Training Activities

4 Weeks of Training Activities

2019, dates and CoE to be defined

 
PHASE 3 - Internship and thesis
Internship (June - December 2019)

Final thesis (December 2019)

 

REMEDIAL SESSIONS - (December 2018 - February 2019 - July 2019 - October 2019)

 
 

The Master Course Tuition Fee amounts to € 15,162.00 (including taxes and parchment), divided into 4 instalments:

• € 3,896.00 upon enrollment, to be paid by January 15th, 2018

• € 3,750.00 to be paid by June 01st,  2018

• € 3,766.00 to be paid by February 01st, 2019

• € 3,750.00 tobe paid by June 01st, 2019

Attendance and Qualification

Students are required to attend at least 80% of classes and practical activities. Students shall only graduate if they meet the following requirements:

  • Have attended at least 80% of all classes and practical activities;
  • Have passed the tests for each module
  • Have passed the final examination.

At the end of the Master Course, students who have attended at least 80% of all classes and practical activities, passed the tests and the final examination will be awarded the 1st-Level Master Degree in "Protection against CBRNe events” (120 ECTS).

The final exam shall be taken  before the end of the last session of the second academic year following the last year of enrolment in the Course. After that period, it will no longer be possible to take the exam and obtain the degree.

The best  Master Theses will be selected for publication in scientific journals.

Università di Roma Tor Vergata
Industrial Engineering Department
(Dipartimento di Ingegneria Industriale)
Via del Politecnico, 1 - 00133 Roma

By Car

  • Coming from the
    ROME-NAPLES highway

    Coming from the
    ROME-NAPLES highway

    • Take the TORRENOVA exit, drive to the traffic light and turn left (towards "Casilina").
    • Continue on "via di Passolombardo" and follow the signs to the Engineering School ("Ingegneria").
  • Coming from
    Rome's Ring (G.R.A.)

    Coming from
    Rome's Ring (G.R.A.)

    • Inside lane (decreasing exit numbers): take "Roma-Napoli" highway exit and, on the ramp, turn left to "Romanina". After passing over the ring, take "via Stanford" and follow the signs to "via della Sorbona". At the first roundabout, take the first exit (left) to "via del Politecnico".
    • Outside lane (ascending exit numbers): take the "Romanina" exit and, after passing over the ring, take "via Stanford" and follow the signs to "via della Sorbona". At the first roundabout, take the first exit (left) to "via del Politecnico".

By Public Transport

  • From the LEONARDO DA VINCI
    (FIUMICINO) airport

    From the LEONARDO DA VINCI
    (FIUMICINO) airport

    • Take the Rome-Fiumicino train ("Leonardo Express") at the airport to the terminal (Termini central station).
    • Take subway line A towards "Anagnina" and get off at "Anagnina" (last stop).
    • Take bus 20 Express and get off at "via Cambridge"'s second stop.
  • From
    CIAMPINO airport

    From
    CIAMPINO airport

    • Take the airport shuttle bus to the "Anagnina" subway stop (line A terminal).
    • Take bus 20 Express and get off at "via Cambridge"'s second stop.
  • From Rome's Central Train Station
    TERMINI

    From Rome's Central Train Station
    TERMINI

    • Take subway line A towards "Anagnina" and get off at "Anagnina" (last stop).
    • Take bus 20 Express and get off at "via Cambridge"'s second stop.

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