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CHEMICAL, BIOLOGICAL, RADIOLOGICAL AND NUCLEAR WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION II (ON-LINE)

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CHEMICAL, BIOLOGICAL, RADIOLOGICAL AND NUCLEAR WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION II (ON-LINE)

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Anno accademico 2023/2024

Codice attività didattica
MAN0854
Docente
Giuseppe Ferrauto (Titolare del corso)
Corso di studio
[f055-c503] Laurea Magistrale in Scienze Strategiche
[f055-c503PO] Laurea Magistrale in Scienze (Percorso Politico Organizzativo)
[f055-c503LOG] Laurea Magistrale in Scienze (Percorso Logistico)
Anno
1° anno, 2° anno
Periodo
Secondo semestre
Tipologia
A scelta dello studente
Crediti/Valenza
3
SSD attività didattica
CHIM/03 - chimica generale e inorganica
Erogazione
A distanza
Lingua
Inglese
Frequenza
Facoltativa
Tipologia esame
Orale
Prerequisiti
CHEMICAL, BIOLOGICAL, RADIOLOGICAL AND NUCLEAR WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION I (ON-LINE) oppure ARMI CHIMICHE, BIOLOGICHE, RAGIOLOGICHE E NUCLEARI DI DISTRUZIONE DI MASSA I
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Sommario insegnamento

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Obiettivi formativi

This course contributes to the educational objectives master degree course in Strategic Science it is aimed at providing students with a solid and deep knowledge toward CBNRe weapons of mass destruction, their properties, interaction with living systems, effects on human health, generalities on European laws about CBNRe. In particular, the course aims to provide students with:

- a deep knowledge of the interdisciplinary (chemical, biological, historical) language applied to the scientific methodologies related to Chemical, biological, nuclear, radiological and explosives weapons of mass destruction weapons (CBNRe).

-an overview of the most important CBNRe of mass destruction and their possible application for terrorist attacks.

-an overview of the most important international laws, treaties and conventions about CBNRe.

- an deep knowledge about accidental contamination by chemical, biological and radioactive agents.

- an in-depth knowledge into the possible biological and chemical threats and the possibility to detect them, to decontaminate the environment, to protect from their effects.

- an in-depth knowledge into the relationships between chemical and biological threats and human body.

-an introduction on the management of an emergency following a chemical and/or biological contamination, including the institutional actors who have the purpose of intervening (firefighters, army, medical doctors, and paramedics). A practical simulation on this issue will be carried out.

-an introduction to "Medical Intelligence"

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Risultati dell'apprendimento attesi

KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING

Acquiring solid strong theoretical and applicative skills concerning the fundamental features of CBNRe weapons and threats, main methods for their study and characterization, methods of environmental detection and decontamination, individual and collective protective devices.

Acquiring solid strong skills about the interaction of chemical and biological weapons with human body and their effect on the health.

Acquiring solid knowledge about the different classes of chemical weapons and the possible chemical threats from anthropogenic.

Understating the basic principles about prohibition of CBNRe weapons, the main legislative treaties, and international conventions.

Knowing the most important historical events about CBNRe issues.

 

APPLYING KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING

Acquisition of the ability to read scientific papers and understaing data about chemical and biological threats and CBNRe weapons of mass destruction.

Acquisition of the ability to read the safety data sheets of chemical products and understand the appropriate individual and collective protective devices to be used.

Capability to apply the foundamelal knowledge of chemistry and biology to the analysis of chemical and biological threats.

 

MAKING JUDGEMENTS

Acquisition of aware judgment autonomy concerning evaluation and interpretation of experimental data in order to achieve strategic choices in unkonw situations.

COMMUNICATION SKILLS

Acquisition of oral and written communication skills and expertise as well as the ability to use graphical and formal languages.

LEARNING SKILLS.

Acquisition of autonomous learning capacity and self-assessment of preparation

SOFT SKILLS.

This course will contribute to the acquisition of several soft skilss as team-working, organization, collaboration, creativity, communication, Time management, Public speaking.

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Programma

  • Explosives: general information, classification of explosives, primers. Chemical techniques for the analysis and finding of explosives (SEM/x-rays, IR, ....);
  • Effects of CBNRe agents on biological systems and the human body;
  • Detection methods of chemical and biological agents, biosensors, POCT.
  • Principles of decontamination from CBNRe agents;
  • Individual and group protective devices;
  • Notes on national and international treaties on weapons of mass destruction, national and international conventions on CBNRe risk, chain of intervention in case of chemical and biological risk.
  • Basis principles of “Medical Intelligence”
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Modalità di insegnamento

The course will be delivered at distance, on line through moodle paltform. The teaching activities will mainly consist in on line lessons added to additional study materials loaded on the moodle platform.

Intermediate tests (for autovalutation) will be uploaded.

A practical activity will be required. It will be the depth analysis of a specific topic related to the course. The student  will be  be guided, in the framework of a flipped classroom methodology, to the analysis of a specific problem about chemical/biological threats, the reading of scientific literature related to this issue and the elaboration of results of the activity to be elaborated in the form of a written report.

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Modalità di verifica dell'apprendimento

The final exam will be a written test + the written report on the chosen topic. It  will focuse mainly on the theoretical aspects of the course, in order to evaluate both the understanding of the fundamental properties of CBNRe and their applications. The student's ability to apply these principles to real contexts will be  assessed.

The ability to use formal language and the development of soft skills like  organization, collaboration, creativity, communication, time management will be assessed.

Testi consigliati e bibliografia

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For the preparation, students can use slides and notes.

Papers and reviews related to the topics of the course will be suggested by the teacher during the course.

Some book are available for further study if deemed appropriate by the students:

  • CBRN Protection (WILEY-VCH)- Managing the Threat of Chemical, Biological, Radioactive and Nuclear Weapons

 

  • INTRODUCTION TO WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION -; Radiological, Chemical and Biological (R. EVERETT LANGFORD)

Furthermore, the following websites can be used for obtaining additional educational material:



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