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AVME713 Airport and Travel Health

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.

Paper title Airport and Travel Health
Paper code AVME713
Subject Aviation Medicine
EFTS 0.25
Points 30 points
Teaching period Semester 1 (Distance learning)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $2,889.00
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $10,674.00

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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 is a fully distance-taught paper and 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

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Semester 1

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