The objective of this Training Module is to provide awareness and a transfer of knowledge in the field of nuclear security of nuclear and other radioactive materials. The course is focused on international safeguards, physical protection and accounting for and control of nuclear materials.
The expected outcome is to improve the competences and the level of understanding of the participants in relation to nuclear security. Nuclear security deals with protection against malevolent actions. Two main risks are taken into account: The risk of unauthorized removal of nuclear material which could lead to the fabrication of an improvised nuclear device (protection against proliferation) ; and the risk of sabotage of nuclear or other radioactive materials and their associated facilities and transports which could lead to radiological hazards.