HSM 102 - Introduction to Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)

3 credits (PREREQUISITE: NONE)

This course will provide a study of WMD to include the definition, the identification, the analysis, the threats (international and domestic) and a review of risk assessment issues. There will be a general recognition of chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosive agents, and defensive considerations and control issues associated with criminal incidents. This course explores the different types, feature and limitations of commercially available detection instruments for Weapons of Mass Destruction chemicals and materials. This course also covers decontamination options and requirements for victims and responders to a WMD incident. Hospital and personnel resources will be some of the main topics reviewed and discussed for activity, responsibility and requirements. (Su)