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EASA Advanced Aviation Medicine

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The EASA Advanced Aviation Medicine course is designed to meet the EASA Part Med D0.10 & D0.15 training requirements and to prepare medical practitioners for authorisation as Aeromedical Examiners (AMEs) of flight crew license holders aiming to obtain Class 1 medical certification.  The Advanced course builds on the foundations of the EASA Basic Aviation Medicine course with successful completion of both required to obtain Class 1 medical certification privileges.

The course will provide sound theoretical and practical training in physiology, psychology and clinical medicine in relation to aerospace medicine.  

The EASA Advanced Aviation Medicine course is designed to meet the EASA Part Med D0.10 & D0.15 training requirements and to prepare medical practitioners for authorisation as Aeromedical Examiners (AMEs) of flight crew license holders aiming to obtain Class 1 medical certification.  The Advanced course builds on the foundations of the EASA Basic Aviation Medicine course with successful completion of both required to obtain Class 1 medical certification privileges.

The course will provide sound theoretical and practical training in physiology, psychology and clinical medicine in relation to aerospace medicine. 


Key Benefits of Course

  • World class learning delivered at a location recognised by the Civil Aviation Authority for training of AMEs
  • Teaching by internationally recognised experts in the field
  • Conforms to the training requirements of EASA Part Med

Key information

Application status Open

Duration 2 weeks (24 Feb – 6 March 2020)

Study mode Full-time

Course intake 25

Course leaders

Dr Pete Hodkinson

Dr Ross Pollock

Further details

Course contact for further information Dr Ross Pollock

Course contact form Postgraduate admissions

Faculty Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine

Department School of Basic & Medical Biosciences

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Course detail

Description

The EASA Advanced course is a unique course in the UK which provides medical practitioners the opportunity to develop the skills required to become AMEs with class 1 privileges.  Currently it is the only course in the UK recognised by the CAA as suitable training for those wishing to apply for Class 1 medical certification privileges. 

The course consists of lectures, tutorials and seminars, with a significant practical component, that is completed in 2 weeks of full-time study.  It is designed to meet the requirements of EASA Part Med and consists of 66 hours of theoretical and practical training in the following subject areas:

  • Pilot working environment
  • Aerospace Physiology
  • Clinical medicine
  • Cardiovascular medicine
  • Neurology
  • Psychiatry/psychology
  • Visual system and colour vision
  • Otorhinolaryngology
  • Dentistry
  • Human factors in aviation Incidents and accidents, escape and survival
  • Tropical medicine

Course format and assessment

There is open access to the directing staff throughout the course and course members are encouraged to discuss individual progress. 

The final examination on the course consists of a 1 hour 30 minute written paper. The examination is optional, however, a pass in the EASA Basic and Advanced course examination is necessary for consideration of appointment as an EASA Class 1 AME. A certificate of success in the examination is issued by King’s College London and is recognised by the national regulatory bodies within EASA. 

Extra information

Lectures are primarily held in the Centre for Human and Applied Physiological Sciences at the Guy’s Campus of King’s College London, near London Bridge.  During the course time is spent at the CAA medical department, Gatwick and, if necessary, at the flight simulators located at British Airways Flight Training at Heathrow.

Structure

Year 1

2 weeks full time study consisting of lecture, tutorials and practical experiences.
Required Modules
Optional Modules
There are no optional modules for this course.

Entry requirements & how to apply

Minimum Requirements

Medical degree (e.g. MBBS) or international equivalent

 

Successful completion of the EASA Basic Aviation Medicine course or equivalent

International Requirements

Visit our admissions page to view our International entry requirements

English Language Requirements

Band D – Visit our admissions webpages to view our English language requirements

Application procedure

Applications must be made online using King’s online application portal apply.kcl.ac.uk and a non-refundable application fee of £60 applies. We aim to process all complete applications within four to six weeks although this may take longer in February, March and over holiday periods. You will receive a notification when your application has been passed to the admissions tutor for assessment.

Personal statement and supporting information

You will be asked to submit the following documents for your application to be considered:

Previous Academic Study

A copy (or copies) of your degree certificate will be required for evidence of medical qualification.   Applicants with academic documents issued in a language other than English will need to submit both the original and official translation of their document

 

Evidence of successful completion of the EASA Basic Aviation Medicine course or international equivalent

Other

You should include a CV (resume) and evidence of professional registration with your application

 

Application closing date

Application deadlines are as follows:
Home/EU Students – 7th February 2020
Overseas Students – 31st January 2020

 

Help and support

If you don't have a suitable qualification for direct entry to a UK university, or if English isn't your first language, our academic preparation courses can help you get ready for study in the UK.

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Fees and funding

Fees for the course are £3,430.  

These tuition fees may be subject to additional increases in subsequent years of study, in line with King’s terms and conditions.

Additional Costs

In addition to your tuition fees, you can also expect to pay for:

  • Accommodation
  • Travel costs to external sites

Financial help and support

Visit the fees and funding webpages to find out more about bursaries, scholarships, grants, tuition fees, living expenses, student loans and other financial help available at King's.

Career prospects

Clinical aviation medicine is a sub-specialty and most civilian practitioners work within general practice or occupational medicine.

Regulatory aviation medicine is based within national or international regulatory authorities, whilst opportunities to work in aviation medicine research occur within national research establishments and industry, or within the armed forces.

Completion of the KCL Advanced Aviation Medicine course and success in the examination prepares a medical practitioner for appointment as an EASA Class 1 AME, allowing the medical assessment of student, private and professional pilots and air traffic controllers, the medical practitioner must have completed both the Basic and Advanced Aviation Medicine courses and been successful in the examinations.

It must be stressed that gaining the certificates of success in the Advanced courses does not guarantee appointment as an AME. Each regulatory authority, such as the UK Civil Aviation Authority, appoints AMEs according to need and according to their own criteria (see Civil Aviation Authority policy).

Although the Basic and Advanced courses provide a sound introduction to the principles and practice of aviation medicine, individuals wishing to pursue a career in regulatory or research aviation medicine may wish to consider undertaking the 6 month KCL Post Graduate Diploma in Aerospace Medicine course leading to the Diploma in Aviation Medicine of the Faculty of Occupational Medicine. This provides comprehensive instruction in advanced aviation medicine and prepares medical practitioners to take advantage of career opportunities in research, regulation, industry and the armed forces.

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