Aircraft Accident Investigation
Life Sciences & Medicine
Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
Not for credit
Available course dates:
From: 04 March 2024 To: 08 March 2024
19 February 2024
This course is designed to give participants exposure to and training in the fundamental aspects of aircraft accident investigation. In particular, the course will focus on the medical and human factors aspects of aircraft accident investigation.
King’s College London is a leading academic centre in aerospace medicine and is active in research and education including Aviation Medical Examiner (AME) training. Professor David Newman has been involved as an expert consultant to accident investigations around the world.
What does this course cover?
This course provides an introduction to aircraft accident investigation through a comprehensive series of lectures, case studies and group activities.
What will I achieve?
Participants will be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the medical and human factors aspects of aircraft accident investigation including:
- Principles of aircraft accident investigation
- The legislative and procedural aspects of accident investigation
- The onsite response
- Accident data collection and analysis
- The role of natural disease, pilot incapacitation and impaired human performance
- Aviation pathology, particularly victim identification, toxicology, and injury analysis
- Crashworthiness and survivability principles
- The biomechanics of impact protection
- Assessment of life support systems
- Determining accident causation and investigation outcomes
Who will I learn with?
Head of Aerospace Medicine (Clinical and Education)
Visiting Professor of Aerospace Medicine
Who is this for?
The course is intended for qualified doctors and geared towards their requirements, but the course is open to applicants from diverse healthcare and human factors backgrounds. While no previous knowledge of aerospace medicine is required, the course builds on existing student knowledge of medicine and physiology. While the emphasis is on aircraft accidents, the skills and knowledge gained on this course are readily transferable to healthcare human factors incident and accident investigation.
Applicants are welcome from all countries for this course. There is no formal language requirement but an IELTS score of 5 or higher is strongly recommended for applicants whose first language is not English.
How will I be assessed?
Participants will be expected to complete all the lectures, after which they will receive a King’s College London certificate of completion.
What is the teaching schedule?
This is a 5 day, full time attendance course.
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