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Aerospace medicine 700


 
Module code LRG 700
Qualification Postgraduate
Faculty Faculty of Health Sciences
Module content

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.)

Module credits 75.00
Prerequisites No prerequisites.
Contact time 8 hours for 5 days
Language of tuition Module is presented in English
Department School of Health System and Public Health
Period of presentation Year

The information published here is subject to change and may be amended after the publication of this information. The General Regulations (G Regulations) apply to all faculties of the University of Pretoria. It is expected of students to familiarise themselves well with these regulations as well as with the information contained in the General Rules section. Ignorance concerning these regulations and rules will not be accepted as an excuse for any transgression.

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