This module enables Hazardous Area Response Team (HART) professionals to critically appraise and discuss the evidence base around patient management during terrorist incidents. It incorporates critical analysis of risk identification and management, deployment considerations, dynamic problem solving and key skills required to work within a terrorist situation.
This module will also promote critical exploration and comparison of current working practices with the existing contemporary evidence base.
Level 7 – masters degree
Blended learning approach with face to face delivery at Plymouth
- Critically discuss the systematic approach to risk management in a terrorist incident including assessment and mitigation strategies.
- Critically review the complexities with the provision of patient care, when operating within a terrorist incident and what adaptions are needed with clinical decision making.
- Critically appraise the interprofessional approach when working with partner agencies within terrorist situations.
- Critically evaluate the effectiveness of current policies and approaches in relation to the contemporary evidence base.
Marauding Terrorist Firearms Attack (MTFA) and Terrorist Sieges
- The diverse risks and problems encountered with MTFAs / Terrorist Sieges.
- Ambulance Service responsibilities under an ‘Op PLATO’ incident.
- PPE, equipment, pre-deployment and warm zone procedures for MTFAs / Terrorist Sieges.
- Actions in the event of withdrawal / evacuation if firearms are found.
- Clinical operations (triage / types of injuries / armed personnel / hostile or combative patients).
- Deployment of military assets.
- Working alongside partner agencies.
- Related national and international legislation, policies, standard operating procedures and guidelines for MTFAs / Terrorist Sieges.
- The diverse risks and problems encountered with CBRN incidents.
- Characteristics of CBRN materials.
- Ambulance Service responsibilities within a CBRN incident.
- PPE, equipment, pre-deployment and warm zone procedures for CBRN incidents.
- Clinical operations (triage / types of injuries).
- Challenges of CBRN environments.
- Working alongside partner agencies.
- Related national and international legislation, policies, standard operating procedures and guidelines for CBRN incidents.
9, 16, 23 and 30 November 2022
- Occasionally delivery dates might be subject to change – always check with the module lead or Professional Development Unit.
- Please be aware that all modules run to minimum numbers.
- In the event that there are low numbers, this module may be rescheduled to an alternative date.
- Some modules are also subject to maximum numbers.
You will normally be a healthcare professional with a first degree or a related academic degree. BSc (Hons) at 2:2 or above, or European first cycle equivalent.
Clinicians without a degree but with appropriate experience may be eligible to apply. Overseas students require IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent required.
Evidence of attainment and / or currency of the HART / NARU Incident Response Unit (IRU) course and Marauding terrorist attacks and / or Support Security Operations or alternative qualifications deemed as demonstrating similar assessed learning outcomes.
Please see the
Faculty of Health professional development module fees page.
The lead for this module is
Jason Long .
Additional information and documentation required for the application process.
- application forms
- change of name forms
- pre-course information
- downloadable guides
- student card.
Professional Development Unit admissions homepage for full details.
You can contact the Professional Development Unit with any queries
Prospective student enquiries:
Phone: +44 1752 586951
Current student enquiries:
Professional Development Unit, Level 4 Rolle Building, University of Plymouth, Drake Circus, Plymouth, PL4 8AA, United Kingdom.
Monday – Thursday 8:30–17:00 and Friday 8:30–16:30.