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ASCI 221 : Introduction to Flight Physiology

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ASCI 221-WW
Campus
Worldwide
College of Aeronautics (WAERO)
ASCI
221
Introduction to Flight Physiology
3
An introduction to the fundamental concepts and topics of flight physiology. The course will explore basic anatomical systems, physiological effects on the human body such as vision and hearing, atmospheric effects, physical stressors, and physiological challenges to flight operations, including disorientation, loss of situational awareness, hypoxia, decompression, impairment and incapacitation.

A primary goal of this course is to provide the student with a broad introduction to, and comprehension of, the fundamental concepts of flight physiology by examining the current state of knowledge within of field. The course will also provide the student with the subject matter knowledge necessary to further his or her interest in the field and relate the concepts studied to other fields of study.

Upon course completion, students will be able to:

1. Define and explain the basic concepts and the professionals involved in the field of flight physiology, as well as its relationship to aviation human factors.

2. Identify and describe the basic anatomical systems of the human body.

3. Comprehend the physical constructs of the atmosphere, and discuss its physiological effects on the human body as related to flight operations.

4. Outline the basic anatomy and physiology of the eye and summarize the types of vision, visual acuity, the challenges and limitations to vision and visual illusions, as related to flight operations.

5. Outline the basic anatomy and physiology of the ear, explain the difference between sound and noise; and discuss hearing loss, conservation and correction, as related to flight operations.

6. Identify and review the tactile senses as related to flight operations.

7. Describe and classify the medical, environmental, and physical stressors involved in flight operations.

8. Explain the function and impact of sleep, sleep deprivation, circadian rhythms, fatigue, and jet lag.

9. Describe and recognize the concepts of orientation and disorientation, loss of situational awareness, incapacitation and impairment, hypoxia, and decompression.

10. Identify and explain the fundamental concepts and value of nutrition and diet, exercise, psychological well-being, and physical examinations.

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Written assignments must be formatted in accordance with the current edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA) unless otherwise instructed in individual assignments.

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Undergraduate Grade Scale

90 - 100% A
80 - 89% B
70 - 79% C
60 - 69% D
0 - 60% F

Graduate Grade Scale

90 - 100% A
80 - 89% B
70 - 79% C
0 - 69% F
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