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Nuclear Security Culture

Course Difficulty: Easy Course, no prior knowledge required.

Course Category: Nuclear Security

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Module Description: This module gives a definition and history for the concept of nuclear security culture and defines the roles of States, organizations, managers, and individuals in promoting good nuclear security culture. It also provides a model for how elements of good nuclear security culture build upon one another as well as guidance on evaluating and improving the nuclear security culture of a facility or organization.

Prerequisites: None.

Learning Objectives: By the end of this course, students should be able to describe the elements of good nuclear security culture, understand the roles of organizations and individuals in promoting good nuclear security culture, and identify the ways in which nuclear security culture may be evaluated and improved within an organization.

Outline: This module consists of the following sections:

  1. Introduction to Nuclear Security Culture
  2. Roles and Responsibilities
  3. Characteristics of Nuclear Security Culture
  4. Evaluating Nuclear Security Culture
  5. Improving Nuclear Security Culture

Each section contains reading material, videos, and reference materials. The reading material includes a brief discussion of the subject matter, and the videos explore the subject in further detail. The student should complete the reading material and then watch the videos if they wish to have additional information and a more in-depth explanation of the subject matter.

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The material for this course is largely based the following references:


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The development for this course was sponsored by the US Department of State's Partnership for Nuclear Security.


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