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Principles of Aviation and Space Medicine

This 4-week course is typically held the last week of June and the first three weeks 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, standards, 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.

Students who complete this course will be prepared to:

  • Identifying a circumstance in which human factors impose undesirable limitations on current or proposed aerospace operations
  • Identify the physiologic effects of flight and spaceflight on humans
  • Analyze relationships among systems that influence the health of humans in the flight and spaceflight environments
  • Understand the design of air and flight space equipment, biomedical equipment, and vehicles to promote flight safety
The following core and specialty competencies are addressed:

General: Patient Care, Medical Knowledge, Systems-Based Practice,Interpersonal & Communication Skills, and Professionalism

Interested applicants for this summer course should contact the program at aerospace.med@utmb.edu or call (409) 747-6131 for details about the course and how to apply.


Contacts

Preventive Medicine Residency Programs
University of Texas Medical Branch
301 University Boulevard
Galveston, Texas 77555-1110

Phone: (409) (409) 747-6131
Email: aerospace.med@utmb.edu

small_lowryCheryl Lowry, MD, MPH
Director,
Aerospace Medicine Residency
Fowler RRachel Fowler, BS
Administrative Associate
Phone:
(409) 747-6131