The aim of this MSc is to provide physicians with comprehensive theoretical and practical instruction in advanced aviation physiology, psychology, pathology, clinical and operational medicine, and the knowledge and skills required to conduct research in aviation medicine.
- The didactic and practical instruction includes that provided by the King’s College London Course for the Diploma in Aviation Medicine of the Royal College of Physicians, which has an extremely strong worldwide reputation.
- A unique programme taught principally by practising specialists in aviation physiology, aviation psychology and clinical and operational aviation medicine, which includes visits to active national civilian and military centres of aviation medicine.
- Research components include laboratory and classroom instruction in the conduct of research, and a three-month research project. The latter can be conducted in the laboratory or as a field study at approved centres in the UK and elsewhere.
- During the programme students sit the examination for the Diploma in Aviation Medicine, RCP.
Physicians who have previously successfully completed the King’s College London Course for the Diploma in Aviation Medicine will be credited with having passed the advanced aviation medicine modules of the MSc programme.
EXTRA PROGRAMME INFORMATION
A medical certificate indicating that you are physically fit to participate in the practical work including decompression to altitude, exposure to sustained +Gz accelerations and sea and land survival conditions is required.
Professor David Gradwell; Professor Steve Harridge
King's College London
Credit value (UK/ECTS equivalent)
UK 180/ECTS 90
One year FT, September to September, or individual modules FT over two to three years.
Guy's Campus and aviation medicine centres in the UK and possibly overseas.
Training for the full time practice of aviation medicine either with an airline or a regulatory authority, and the conduct of applied research in a government establishment, university, the armed forces or the aviation industry. Qualification for appointment as a JAA Class 1 Aeromedical Examiner.
Year of entry 2013