This page provides a brief overview of my area of specialty, Aviation Medicine, and some useful links.
Aviation Medicine is
"The medical specialty which is concerned with the interaction between the aviation environment and human physiology, psychology and pathology"
Americans tend to call it 'Aerospace Medicine' as our forays in to space over the last 40 odd years have cause a broadening of some of the concepts associated with Aviation Medicine.
RAAF Institute of Aviation Medicine (AVMED), the Centre of Excellence in military aviation medicine in Australia . AVMED was formed at RAAF Point Cook, Victoria in 1960 after its evolution from an aviation medicine training flight and a school. In 1995 it moved to its current location at RAAF Edinburgh. I was Commanding Officer of the Unit from Jan 1997 to Dec 1999 - its first female CO.
AVMED's mission is to:
It does this by providing teaching, research and development, human factors and clinical aviation medicine services to all branches of the Australian Defence Force.
In January 1999 the Unit's fine record of service was rewarded by the presentation of the Governor General's Banner (right), an honour awarded to Units who have provided outstanding service for 25 years or more.
For more links, go to the Aeromedical Home Page. This site has links to EVERYTHING avmed including textbooks, courses, and contact names and you can even join myself and many others on the aero-med mailing list.
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