SERVICES > AEROSPACE PHYSIOLOGY

BASIC HUMAN ANATOMY

  • The Nervous / Musculoskeletal / Gastrointestinal / Metabolic / Circulatory / Respiration Systems

THE ATMOSPHERE

  • Composition/Characteristics of the atmosphere
  • Gas Laws
  • Physiological divisions of the atmosphere
  • General effects on the human body

SITUATIONAL AWARENESS

  • Definition
  • Causes and clues of lost situational awareness
  • Prevention

ALTITUDE PHYSIOLOGY

  • Respiration Physiology
  • Carbon monoxide and ozone
  • Decompression of cabin altitude
  • Trapped gases
  • Evolved gas disorders
  • Altitude-chamber ride

HEARING AND VIBRATION

  • Anatomy and physiology of the ear
  • Noise/Sound, Measurement of hearing
  • Noise and hearing loss
  • Vibration

VISION

  • Anatomy of the eye
  • Correction of acuity
  • Night vision
  • Visual Scanning/illusions
  • Black holes and whiteouts
  • Motion sickness

ORIENTATION

  • Definition/Types
  • Tolerance to disorientation and illusions
  • Flicker vertigo
  • Vibration

SELF-IMPOSED MEDICAL STRESS

  • Self diagnosis/Over-the-counter medications
  • Caffeine/Alcohol/Drugs and other abuses

ENVIRONMENTAL STRESSES

  • Body temperature control system
  • Dehydration
  • Radiation
  • Cabin air quality
  • Toxic chemicals and fumes
  • Aviation-Borne diseases transmission

SLEEP, JET LAG AND FATIQUE

  • Sleep
  • Circadian Rhythms
  • Fatigue

ACCELERATION

  • Types of acceleration
  • Symptoms of G forces
  • Tolerance of G forces
  • Negative G forces

IN-FLIGHT MEDICAL EMERGENCIES

  • First Aid
  • Onboard medical kits
  • Transporting ill passengers
  • Basic survival techniques

SPACE PHYSIOLOGY

  • The Space Environment
  • Lack of Atmosphere
  • Altered Gravity Environments/li>
  • Radiation
  • Temperature Instability
  • Space Debris
  • Human Physiology of Space Flight
  • Cardiovascular Physiology
  • Neurovestibular Physiology
  • Bone and Muscle Physiology
  • Red Blood Cell Mass