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ATC 155 - Introduction to Aviation Medicine

Code Start Date Duration Venue
ATC 155 30 October 2023 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
ATC 155 25 December 2023 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
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Course Description

The aim of this program is to provide advanced theoretical and practical training in the physiology, psychology and clinical medicine of humans exposed to or working in the aviation environment. By the end of this program, participants will be able to perform the tasks of a specialist in aviation medicine. It exposes participants to a wide variety of aviation environments including flight, the aviation stresses of altitude, acceleration, heat and cold, noise, night vision, spatial disorientation, and crash escape.

Course Objectives

  • Understand human physiology in the context of aviation
  • Discuss aircrew performance as affected by stress and workload
  • Learn preventive and clinical aviation medicine
  • Understand the basics of toxicology in the context of aviation

Who Should Attend?

  • Flight surgeons
  • Critical care flight paramedics
  • Aeromedical physician assistants
  • Aviation nurse practitioners
  • Medical evacuation personnel

Course Details/Schedule

Day 1

  • Introduction to aviation medicine
  • Basic aeronautical knowledge
  • Aviation physiology
  • Altitude physiology
  • High g performance/ sustained acceleration
  • Vibration, noise and communication

Day 2

  • Crash dynamics
  • Cardiovascular system
  • Respiratory system
  • Digestive system
  • Metabolic and endocrine systems
  • Hematology

Day 3

  • Genitourinary system
  • Obstetrics and gynecology
  • Musculoskeletal system
  • Dietary supplements in aircrew
  • Psychiatry
  • Psychology 

Day 4

  • Neurology
  • Visual system and color vision
  • Otorhinolaryngology
  • Oncology
  • Incidents and accidents escape and survival
  • In flight emergency – cabin pressure & hypoxia

Day 5

  • Medication and flying
  • Legislation, rules and regulations
  • Cabin crew working environment
  • In-flight environment
  • Space medicine
  • Transport of patients in aircraft
  • Cosmic radiation