2nd Level Master Course in “Protection against CBRNe events"
(Executive Course for CBRNe Advisors of Decision Makers)
Academic Year 2015/2016
1 year (March 2016 – June 2017)
ECTS: 60 ECTS
At the end of Course, attendees will obtain a degree “2nd Level Master Course in Protection Against CBRNe Events (60 ECTS)”.
This Course aims at training professional “CBRNe Advisors of Decision Makers”, with specific skills in the following areas:
- CBRNe threats and risk
- Analysis of CBRNe agents
- Effects of CBRNe agents
- Diffusion and dispersion of CBRNe agents
- Software, codes, tools, and DSS for CBRNe emergencies
- Detection of CBRNe agents: instruments 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
- High-Level Experiences in two specialized European Facilities
The Course aims at providing participants with appropriate technical, cognitive and operational skills in order to educate and train key figures in the field of CBRNe risk. In order to participate in the Master Course and obtain the official title (which has legal value according to the Italian law), candidates must have a 300-ECTS point Master degree or equivalent. “Equivalence” of degrees such as Military, Police, Fire-fighter 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 Geofisica e Vulcanologia (National Institute for Geophysics and Vulcanology)
Istituto Superiore di Sanità (National Health Institute)
Cooperation Agreements have also been signed with the following International Entities:
- OPCW (Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons)
- NATO Joint Centre Of Excellence (Czech Republic)
- NATO SCHOOL of Oberammergau (Germany)
- HotZone Solutions Group (The Netherlands)
- VVU-026 Sternberk (Czech Republic)
- Seibersdorf Laboratories GmbH (Austria)
- Chornobyl Centre (Ukraine)
The course boasts cooperation with the most important companies of the safety and security sector.
(each module will last one week per month, from Monday to Friday)
The 2nd level Master Course in “Protection against CBRNe Events” will start on March 21st, 2016.
2nd LEVEL MASTER COURSE IN PROTECTION AGAINST CBRNe EVENTS. 2015-2016 (60 ECTS)
MODULE 1 - INTRODUCTION TO CBRNe RISKS - THE ROLE OF THE ADVISOR FOR DECISION MAKERS (21-25 March 2016) - Rome (Italy)
MODULE 2 - RADIOLOGICAL AND NUCLEAR AGENTS/EVENTS. RISK ASSESSMENT AND MANAGEMENT (18-22 April 2016) - Rome (Italy)
MODULE 3 - CHEMICAL AND EXPLOSIVE AGENTS/EVENTS. RISK ASSESSMENT AND MANAGEMENT (23-27 May 2016) Rome (Italy)
MODULE 4 - DECISION SUPPORT SYSTEMS AND SOFTWARE FOR THE PROVISION AND MANAGEMENT OF CBRNe EVENTS (20-24 June 2016) - Rome (Italy)
MODULE 5 - INTERNATIONAL CBRNe EMERGENCY SYSTEM (18-22 July 2016) Rome (Italy)
MODULE 6 - NATO BIOLOGICAL WARFARE DEFENCE AWARENESS COURSE - NATO SCHOOL (19-23 September 2016) - Oberammergau (Germany)
|MODULE 7 - CBRNe MEDICAL MANAGEMENT (24-28 October 2016) - Rome (Italy)|
MODULE 8 - CBRNe PROTECTION AND DECONTAMINATION (21-25 November 2016) - Rome (Italy)
|MODULE 9 - INVESTIGATION, COMMUNICATION AND PSYCHOLOGY (23-27 January 2017) - Rome (Italy)|
|MODULE 10 - PORT SECURITY OFFICER COURSE IN COLLABORATION WITH ITALIAN COAST GUARD (6-10 March 2017) - Rome (Italy)|
REMEDIAL SESSION (2017 - period to be defined) - Rome (Italy)
TABLE TOP EXERCISE (TTX) (2017 - period to be defined) - Rome (Italy)
FINAL ACTIVITY - The final thesis will be finished before the 30th of January, the students togheter with the final thesis delivery will havea 2-3 days Table Top Excercise that togheter with the thesis and the marks of the exams will give a final evaluation for each of them.
The tuition fee amounts to € 7,146.00 (including taxes and parchment), divided into 2 instalments:
• € 3,646 upon enrolment, to be paid by March 25th, 2016
• € 3,500 to be paid by June 27th, 2016
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 educational qualification University’s 2nd Level Master in "Protection against CBRNe events” (60 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.
The new edition of the Master presents a significant novelty. The PhD students with a 2nd Level Master Course in Protection against CBRNe events can access directly the second year of the PhD course in the University of Rome Tor Vergata. The participation is subject to the passing of a selection.