CBRN Defense Courses

PTX 8100 Medical

CHM/RAD/NUC Defense

This course provides an opportunity for students to review historical nuclear, chemical and biological scenarios to evaluate means, methods, motivation and effects of such uses.  Following the historical review, the students will evaluate a table top scenario whereby they will apply lessons learned from the case studies to determine a reasonable crisis and consequence management approach to mitigate the effects.  The students will consider public health implications, allocation of requisite resources, treatment and vaccine plans and programs, and limitations of interoperability between local, federal, and state agencies.


This course provides an understanding of the chemical, radiological, and nuclear threat, related toxicology/pathogenesis and medical intervention. The course will also introduce requirements for Government and Contract Research standards for working with highly toxic materials, study design, development, and execution to include issues with regard to Good Laboratory Practices, Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee, Quality Assurance, and Safety Pharmacology.


PTX 8300 Case Studies for Chemical Biological Radiological Nuclear Defense

PTX 8200

Medical Biological Defense

This course provides an in depth understanding of biological warfare threat agent pathogenesis, toxicology, and medical intervention.  The course will also introduce requirements for Government and Contract Research standards for working with highly pathogenic microorganisms, study design, development, and execution to include issues with regard to Good Laboratory Practices, Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee, Quality Assurance, and safety pharmacology.