This 4-week course is held typically held the month of July annually. The goal of the course is to provide a thorough familiarization with the history of aviation, spaceflight and the specialty of aerospace medicine, human physiology in aviation and spaceflight, human factors engineering concepts related to aviation and spaceflight, the role of aerospace specialists in the selection, training, medical certification and health maintenance of aviation and spaceflight personnel. Evaluation is determined by participation in class, an oral presentation on a topic from the field of aerospace medicine, and a paper based on the presentation topic.
This course exposes students/residents/practicing physicians to the breadth of the field of aerospace medicine, including the following objectives:
Identifying a circumstance in which human factors impose undesirable limitations on current or proposed aerospace operations
Review the literature pertinent to the issue
Recognize gaps in the related knowledge base
Outline research objective to address the knowledge base deficits
Introduction and understanding of civil, military, international, and space-related aerospace medicine topics
Introduction and interaction with leaders from the field of aerospace medicine
Understand the role of regulation on the health and safety of air crew and passengers
The following core and specialty competencies are addressed:
General: Patient Care, Medical Knowledge, Interpersonal & Communication Skills, and Professionalism
Interested applicants for this summer course should contact the program at firstname.lastname@example.org for details about the course and how to apply.
UTMB Principles of Aviation and Space Medicine Short Course