Upon course completion, students will be able to:
1. Understand the human anatomy in relationship to how the body functions in the flight environment.
2. Identify the basic anatomy of the eye, the types of vision and the problems night vision poses. Recognize the limitations of visions, day and night and the problems visual illusions present to the pilot.
3. Identify the characteristics of the atmosphere, the pressure changes occurring in the body. Identify the four types of hypoxia, and list the symptoms and corrective actions for hypoxia, trapped gas and evolved gas disorders.
4. Identify the relationship between the function of human hearing and dangerous noises. Recognize the effects of noise and vibration on human performance. Identify the methods of preventing hearing loss.
5. Recognize the mechanisms of orientation and how they relate to flight. Given various illusions, visual, proprioceptive and vestibular, recognize their effects on the aviator.
6. Identify the causes and effects of self-imposed stresses and thermal stress on the human body.
7. Recognize what circadian rhythm is, and its effects on the aviator. Identify the relationship between sleep deprivation and fatigue. Identify the ways one has of coping with jet lag.
8. Identify the types of G forces, their characteristics and effects on the human body.
9. Identify the factors and complications involved with an in-flight medical emergency and post-crash survival.
10. Identify the medical standards, the elements of the certification process and waiver process as referenced in FAR Part 67.