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Medical Management of Chemical and Biological Casualties Course (MCBC)

(Course #6H-F26, School Codes 877 / 879)

USAMRIID and the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Chemical Defense (USAMRICD) jointly conduct the Medical Management of Chemical and Biological Casualties Course.

The course is designed for Medical Corps and Nurse Corps officers; physician assistants; Medical Service Corps officers in specialties 67B, C, or E; and other selected medical professionals. Classroom instruction, laboratory, and field exercises prepare graduates to effectively manage casualties of chemical and biological agent exposure.

Classroom discussion includes the history and current threat of chemical and biological agent use, the characteristics of threat agents, the pathophysiology and treatment of agent exposure, and the principles of field management of threat agent casualties.

In the field, attendees practice the principles of personal protection, triage, treatment, and decontamination of chemical casualties. During this exercise, attendees learn the capabilities and limitations of Mission Oriented Protective Posture (MOPP) when treating casualties in a contaminated environment.

This six-day course is offered four times each year at Fort Detrick and Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland. Application for this course is via the Army Training Requirements and Resources System (ATRRS). Requests for attendance should be made through your training branch. The course is approved postgraduate education for physicians and nurses and is approved military education for entry on the Officer Record Brief. MCBC is typically attended by physicians, nurses, physician assistants, senior medical NCOs and many other kinds of medical professionals. People from every military service as well as civilians are encouraged to attend. Dates of upcoming courses are listed below.

There are no tuition fees. Have your Human Resources Training Manager register you in ATRRS. For those DoD personnel wishing to attend MCBC, TDY requests are funded locally. Civilian personnel are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Credits - Up to 44.5 CME/CNE/CEU's available for Physicians, Nurses and EMTs. This course can be added to your ORB.

Upcoming course dates are as follows:

  • 15 – 20 October 2023
  • 24 – 29 March 2024
  • 19 – 24 May 2024
  • 18 – 23 August 2024

If you have questions or need more information about this course, please contact the Distance Learning Project Manager, 1425 Porter Street ATTN: FCMR-UIM-T (Chief, Training, and Education Dept.) Fort Detrick, MD 21702-5011.

Contact us to inquire about additional course offerings:
Field Management of Chemical & Biological Casualties (FCBC) course (#6H-F37/300-F1)
Hospital Management of Chemical, Biological, Radiological/Nuclear & Explosive (HM-CBRNE) Incidents Course (#6I-F10/340-F5)

Last Modified Date: 3-Aug-2023