PSYCHOLOGICAL OPERATIONS PLANNING COURSE (CPOP)

 

PSYCHOLOGICAL OPERATIONS PLANNING COURSE (CPOP)

 

AIM

The Psychological Operations Planning Course is a specialized course designed to enable students with the knowledge required to perform military staff functions as Psychological Operations planners in national and international forces.

The course has the following learning goals:

  • Know the doctrinal framework of Psychological Operations;
  • Know the Psychological Operations planning process;
  • Understand and apply the Psychological Operations contribution within the NATO Operations Planning Process, al operational level.

 

COURSE STRUCTURE

The Psychological Operations Planning Course comprises two course units integrated in Military Sciences’ scientific area of Military Operations.

The course is organized in accordance with the European Credits Trading System (ECTS). The total number of credits required to complete the course is 3 ECTS.

 

COURSE LENGHT

The Psychological Operations Planning Course covers a period of two weeks, corresponding to 56 contact hours.

 

QUALIFICATIONS CONFERRED BY THE COURSE

The Psychological Operations Planning Course Diploma is awarded to students who have completed 3 ECTS.

 

ADMISSION CONDITIONS

The Psychological Operations Planning Course may be attended by:

  • Senior officers (OF3 and above) from any branch of the Armed Forces and Guarda Nacional Republicana (National Republican Guard), or Captains / First lieutenants qualified with the Field Grade Officers Course;
  • Captains/ First lieutenants that are not qualified with the Field Grade Officers Course may be admitted as an exception;
  • Officers of friendly countries, under a superiorly defined access regime.

 

STUDY PLAN 

Subjects SA Workload (hours) ECTS
Total No contact Contact
O E TT T TP S O
Psychological Operations Doctrine MO 38 12 1   12 2 8 3

1,5

Psychological Operations Planning Process MO 38 11   10 6 9 2   1,5
Total   76 23 1 10 18 11 10 3 3

Legend:

 

E - Evaluation;

ECTS – European Credits Trading System;

MO – Military Operations;

O – Other;

S – Seminar;

SA – Scientific Area

T- Theory;

TP – Theory and Practise;

TT – Tactical Theme.

 

 

 

 

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