Altitude physiology; vision in aviation; vestibular forms of disorientation; central and visual forms of disorientation; long duration acceleration; effects of microgravity; circadian/sleep physiology; thermal physiology; ageing and performance.
|Paper title||Aviation Physiology|
|Teaching period||First Semester|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$2,746.50|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$9,490.00|
- Limited to
- PGCertCAvMed, PGDipAvMed, MHealSc, MAvMed, PGDipHealSc
- Healthcare professionals currently employed, or interested in work, in the aviation medicine industry
- More information link
- View more information on the Department of Occupational and Aviation Medicine Unit's website
- Teaching staff
- Course Director: Ben Johnston
- Paper Structure
- Core paper for the Postgraduate Certificate in Civil Aviation Medicine (PGCertCivAvMed), Master of Aviation Medicine (MAvMed) and Master of Health Sciences endorsed in Aviation Medicine (MHealSc(AvMed))
- Teaching Arrangements
- This paper is taught in even years in the first semester. It is a fully distance-taught paper with an optional week-long Professional Visits Programme held at various locations around the world. Where is it this year?
- Textbooks are not required for this paper.
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- Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Communication,
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- Learning Outcomes
- The learning outcomes of this paper will coincide with the modules taught; these modules
- Aging and Performance
- Pilot Incapacitation
- Vision in Aviation
- The effects of pressure change
- Altitude physiology
- Aircraft oxygen systems
- Vestibular forms of disorientation