Refresher Aviation Medicine training in PNG
A/Prof David Newman visited PNG's Civil Aviation Safety Authority to deliver refresher aviation medical training to their doctors. The one week course covered altitude, environmental, and fatigue issues that are specific to aviation.
Australian High Commission Counsellor, James Passmore, said this is an example of the strong relationship between the two countries in the transport sector.
“Australia is proud to continue our deep and enduring partnership with CASA PNG. The aviation medical examiners’ course ensures that doctors meet the international standards to conduct medical checks on pilots and air traffic controllers. I congratulate CASA PNG on its continuous safety and security improvements; a strong regulator is at the heart of safer skies.”
2018 November ACCAM – congratulations to Dux award winner, Dr Trish Batchelor
A/Prof David Newman and the Aviation Medicine unit recently completed the final Australian Certificate of Civil Aviation Medicine (ACCAM) course for 2018. Students visited the control tower and the operations room at Air Services Australia as well as the Ansett Aviation Training facility in Tullamarine where they took control of the 737 and BAe-146 flight simulators. From 2019, 553 St Kilda Road will be home to the School's very own 737 flight simulator.
The students of this ACCAM produced excellent final exam results, with Dr Trish Batchelor taking out the Dux award.
The unit will finish out the year running an Aviation Medicine Refresher course in Papua New Guinea from 10–14 December. The team will also be keeping an eye on enrolments for the newly launched Diploma in Aviation Medicine to commence in Semester 1, 2019.
The Aviation Medicine unit take flight!
A/Prof David Newman and Ms Suzy Giuliano visited Doha, Qatar, to deliver two Aviation Medicine short courses co-badged with Qatar Airways from 30 September – 13 October, 2018. The Monash Advanced Aviation Medicine course included a diverse group of students from Sweden, Malaysia, Philippines, Australia and the Middle East.
The Basic Aviation Medicine for Nurses and Paramedics course, delivered to a number of Qatar Airways staff, was also extremely well received.
The Monash Aviation Medicine unit aims to run two courses in Doha in 2019.
2018 July ACCAM completed – congratulations to Dux award winner, Dr David Cooper
A/Prof David Newman and the Aviation Medicine Unit recently completed the second of three Australian Certificate of Civil Aviation Medicine (ACCAM) courses to run in 2018. Students visited the Ansett Aviation Training facility in Tullamarine where they took control of the 737 and BAe-146 flight simulators. They also visited the control tower and the operations room at Air Services Australia.
The students produced excellent final exam results, with Dr David Cooper taking out the Dux award.
The Advanced Course in Aviation Medicine is schedule to run in October. This course is open to Alumni of the ACCAM and those who have completed equivalent training in Aviation Medicine. The course is held in Doha and is run in conjunction with Qatar Airways. A two-day course, Basic Aviation Medicine for Nurses and Paramedics, will also run following the Advanced course in Qatar.