Aircraft Accident Investigation, Short Course | King's College London | London, United Kingdom
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Aircraft Accident Investigation

5 days
2250 GBP/full
2250 GBP/full
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This Aircraft Accident Investigation course at King's College London provides an introduction to aircraft accident investigation through a comprehensive series of lectures, case studies and group activities.


About the course

This Aircraft Accident Investigation course is designed to give participants exposure to and training in the fundamental aspects of aircraft accident investigation. In particular, the course will focus on the medical and human factors aspects of aircraft accident investigation.

King’s College London is a leading academic centre in aerospace medicine and is active in research and education including Aviation Medical Examiner (AME) training. Professor David Newman has been involved as an expert consultant to accident investigations around the world.

Programme Structure

Topics include:

  • Principles of aircraft accident investigation
  • The legislative and procedural aspects of accident investigation
  • The onsite response
  • Accident data collection and analysis
  • The role of natural disease, pilot incapacitation and impaired human performance
  • Aviation pathology, particularly victim identification, toxicology, and injury analysis
  • Crashworthiness and survivability principles
  • The biomechanics of impact protection
  • Assessment of life support systems
  • Determining accident causation and investigation outcomes

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 5 days

Start dates & application deadlines




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Academic requirements

We are not aware of any specific GRE, GMAT or GPA grading score requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • The course is intended for qualified doctors and geared towards their requirements, but the course is open to applicants from diverse healthcare and human factors backgrounds.
  • While no previous knowledge of aerospace medicine is required, the course builds on existing student knowledge of medicine and physiology.
  • While the emphasis is on aircraft accidents, the skills and knowledge gained on this course are readily transferable to healthcare human factors incident and accident investigation.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    2250 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2250 GBP for the full programme during 5 days.
  • National

    2250 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2250 GBP for the full programme during 5 days.

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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