|10244024||Faculty of Health Sciences||Department: Aerospace Medicine|
|Minimum duration of study: 2 years||Total credits: 120||NQF level: 08|
The following requirements are set:
Minimum credits: 120
The purpose of this module is to teach the fundamentals of aerospace medicine. Topics addressed in this module include:
Aviation Physiology (The Aviation working environment, cognition, decision making, communication, sleep and fatigue, physics of the atmosphere, hypobarism, hypoxia, vision, spatial disorientation, acceleration, radiation, noise, vibration hyper/hypothermia.)
Clinical Aviation Medicine (Incapacitation during flight, aging, cardiology, neurology, ophthalmology, ENT, pulmonology, psychiatry, metabolic/endocrine, malignancy, digestive system, haematology, urinary, renal, gynaecological/obstetric, musculoskeletal, infective, medication.)
Aviation medical regulations (Regulations of the International Civil Aviation Organisation and the South African Civil Aviation Authority.)
Special introduction to fundamentals in Executive Leadership in health
The emerging student will be taught the fundamentals in executive leadership in healthcare systems which will form the basic platform or foundation for understanding the challenges for application of leadership modalities at the different levels of healthcare service delivery in the public health service and how to begin to think and analyse how the principles of executive leadership at their level of appointment can improve health service delivery.
*Attendance module only.
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