Terrorism & Weapons of Mass Destruction
This module introduces the added dimension of a deliberate terrorist event, without notice, and explores the challenges associated with chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and high-yield explosive hazards. Examine a coordinated, multi-jurisdictional, multi-discipline response. Understand the complexity of such attacks and how current and emerging technologies can support the response to such incidents.
-Compare and contrast deliberate acts of terrorism to other types of disasters with respect to public reaction, incident management, hazard characterization, triage, public health and first responders/first receivers.
-Understand the challenges to quantifying and communicating the risks for high consequence/low probability events and identify mechanisms to promote civic responsibility and overcome apathy.
-Recognize the role of technology and its limitations in making sound decisions.
Note: Additional 60 minutes per week of asynchronous instruction is required. Students are required to attend on-site residency in Paris, France Feb. 26 - March 3.