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Qualification requirements

Aviation Medicine is a broad subject and there is sufficient flexibility in the various papers offered to enable students to tailor a course to their own particular interests and academic needs.

There are three main streams of postgraduate teaching and research: Aviation Medicine, Occupational Medicine, and Aeromedical Retrieval and Transport. In each stream there are various qualifications available from a one year entry level Certificate, a two-year/part-time Diploma and fully taught (papers only) Master Degrees.

Aviation Medicine (Medical Doctors)

Occupational Medicine (Medical Doctors)

Aeromedical Retrieval and Transport (Medical Doctors)

Qualifications open to Nurses, Paramedics and other Health Professionals


2019-2020 papers schedule

Most papers are offered in alternate years as indicated below.

Paper code and name Next Taught
Aviation Medicine papers - MAvMed
AVME711 Aviation Physiology 2020 S1
AVME712 Aircrew Health and Performance 2019 S2
AVME713 Airport and Travel Health 2019 S1
AVME714 Clinical Aviation Medicine 2020 S2
Occupational Medicine papers - PGCertOccMed, PGDipOccMed, MOccMed
AVME715 Health, Work & Behaviour 2019 S1
AVME716 Clinical Occupational Medicine 2019 S2
AVME723 Managing Occupational Medicine 2020 S1
AVME724 Health and Industry 2020 S2
AVME801 Occupational Medicine Epidemiology and Biostatistics 2019 S1 and 2020 S1
AVME802 Vocational Rehabilitation 2019 S2 and 2020 S2
Aeromedical Retrieval and Transport papers - PGCertAeroRT, PGDipAeroRT, MAeroRT
AVME717 Medical Logistics of Aeromedical Transport 2019 S1
AVME718 Operational Aspects of Aeromedical Transport 2019 S2
AVME721 Clinical Care in the Air 2020 S1
AVME722 Organisation of Aeromedical Systems 2020 S2
AVME803 Specialist Aeromedical Retrieval 2020 S1
AVME804 International Assistance Operations 2020 S2
Aeromedical Retrieval and Transport papers - PGCertHealthSci(AeroRT), PGDipHealthSci(AeroRT)
AVME719 Operational Aspects of Aeromedical Retrieval for Nurses and Paramedics 2019 S1 and 2020 S1
AVME720 Clinical Aspects of Aeromedical Retrieval for Nurses and Paramedics 2019 S2 and 2020 S2
Research papers - MHealthSci, MAvMed
AVME780 Research Project Every semester
AVME785 Research Methods 2019 S1 and 2020 S1

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