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    Airport services; airline aviation medicine; passenger cabin safety; flight attendant health; airline catering; alcohol and drug issues in aviation; public health aspects of airline travel; traveller health; aeromedical transport systems.

    The PG Certificate in Civil Aviation Medicine is internationally recognised for Aviation Medical Examiners; the Master of Aviation Medicine is gold standard for doctors wanting to become fully engaged in aviation medicine.

    About this paper

    Paper title Airport and Travel Health
    Subject Aviation Medicine
    EFTS 0.25
    Points 30 points
    Teaching period Not offered in 2024, expected to be offered in 2025 (Distance learning)
    Domestic Tuition Fees ( NZD ) $3,103.25
    International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.
    AVME 713
    Limited to
    MAvMed, MHealSc, PGDipAvMed, PGDipHealSc

    Healthcare professionals currently employed, or interested in work, in the aviation medicine industry.

    If you have not already done so, please contact the department for course advice before selecting your programme,

    Teaching staff

    Course Director: David Fitzgerald

    Paper Structure
    Core paper for the Master of Aviation Medicine (MAvMed) and Master of Health Sciences endorsed in Aviation Medicine (MHealSc(AvMed))
    Teaching Arrangements

    This Distance Learning paper is taught remotely.

    It is taught in odd years in the first semester.

    Textbooks are not required for this paper.
    Graduate Attributes Emphasised
    Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Environmental literacy, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork, global perspective, lifelong learning, scholarship, communication, critical thinking, self-motivation, teamwork.
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    Learning Outcomes

    The learning outcomes of this paper will coincide with the modules taught; these modules are

    • Medical Aspects of Air Traffic Control and Airport Services

    • Airline Aviation Medicine; Passenger Cabin Safety

    • The Health of Flight Attendants

    • Food Hygiene and Airline Catering

    • Alcohol and Drug Issues in Aviation

    • Public Health Aspects of Airline Travel

    • Traveller Health

    • Aeromedical Transport Systems


    Not offered in 2024, expected to be offered in 2025

    Teaching method
    This paper is taught through Distance Learning
    Learning management system
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