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.