Designed for health care providers (including veterinarians), emergency planners and public health personnel, the two-day Agents of Opportunity for Terrorism online course familiarizes participants with emergency medical response to toxic exposures in a terrorism incident.

The radiological/nuclear aspects of this course cover an introduction to various toxic syndromes that are critical in planning and preparing for incidents, as well as the medical and psychological consequences of contamination and/or exposure.

Upon completion of the course, participants should be able to:

  • Understand the concept of “agents of opportunity”
  • Identify agents that could be used by terrorists
  • Discuss the history of these agents in individual and mass exposure situations
  • Identify available treatment methods
  • Understand the psychological impact of mass exposure

Day 1: AoO-Toxic Radioactive Materials (TRMs)

  • Fee: $94.50
  • Credits: 6 hours

Day 2: AoO-Toxic Industrial Chemicals (TICs) and Toxic Industrial Materials (TIMs)

  • Fee: $87
  • Credits: 5.5 hours


Both classes always are available online. Registration is through the Lincoln Memorial University Office of Continuing Medical Education

The course is produced by the American College of Medical Toxicology and the Radiation Emergency Assistance Center/Training Site (REAC/TS) at ORISE and was developed with support from the CDC Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response, CDC National Center for Environmental Health, and CDC Agency for Toxic Substances Disease Registry.