Monash Basic Course in Aviation Medicine


The Monash Basic Course in Aviation Medicine is run in conjunction with Qatar Airways and is designed in accordance with the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) regulations. It is appropriate for those doctors wishing to achieve EASA certification as an Aviation Medical Examiner (AME) or to undertake basic training in aviation medicine. The role of an AME is to examine pilots and air traffic controllers for fitness to work.

The course runs for a total of 10 days (Sunday–Thursday Qatari time) and approximate start and finish time for each day is 8am – 4pm with the exception of the two offsite visits which may have a later finish time.

Students will be given a USB with course materials on Day 1 of the course.  Please bring a device (laptop/ipad etc) to view the course material for the duration of the course.

Topics covered include:
The flight environment Altitude, pressure cabins Human factors in aviation
Thermal stress Spatial disorientation Cardiology
Air traffic services Clinical Aviation Medicine Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology
Respiratory Medicine Drugs and alcohol Civil Aviation Medical Certification
Neurology Passenger fitness to fly  
Aviation accident investigation Oxygen equipment  

This course is not suitable for Australian Certificate of Civil Aviation Medicine (ACCAM) graduates.

Further information on Aviation Medicine Research at SPHPM

Offsite visits

Course participants visit the Qatar Airways Flight Simulation Centre and get to fly the A380 flight simulator.

Participants also visit the Doha International Airport control tower and operations room where staff give a background briefing on the role of an air traffic controller and their working conditions, and the visits to the tower and ops room give participants a rare opportunity to see air traffic controllers at work.

Course examination

On the final day of the course all students complete a 90 minute multiple choice examination which requires a 50% pass to receive certification.

How to register

This course has a strict maximum number which must be adhered to in order to maintain offsite visits and a comfortable learning environment for participants.

To secure a spot in this course participants need to complete online registration and make the payment in full.

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While the information contained herein was correct at the date of publication, Monash University reserves the right to alter procedures, fees and regulations should the need arise.