Basic Course in Aviation Medicine, Short Course | King's College London | London, United Kingdom
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Basic Course in Aviation Medicine

12 days
3773 GBP/full
3773 GBP/full
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The Basic Course in Aviation Medicine (BCAM) at King's College London provides fundamental theoretical and practical training in physiology, psychology and clinical practice in relation to aerospace medicine. It meets the educational requirements to be able to apply to become an Aeromedical Examiner (AME) with Class 2 medical certification privileges.


Clinical aviation medicine in the UK is part of the Specialty of Aviation and Space Medicine but there are many different routes to be involved and most civilian practitioners work in aviation medicine as a bolt on special interest from general practice, occupational medicine or any hospital specialism.

Regulatory aviation medicine is based within national or international regulatory authorities, whilst opportunities to work in aviation medicine research occur within national research establishments and industry, or within the armed forces. This Basic Course in Aviation Medicine is offered at King's College London.

Key benefits

  • World class learning delivered at a location recognised by the Civil Aviation Authority for training of AMEs
  • Teaching by internationally recognised experts in the field
  • Conforms to the training requirements of EASA Part Med Subpart D (but is not currently an EASA accredited course)

Programme Structure

Topics include:

  • Basic aeronautical knowledge
  • Aviation physiology
  • Cardiovascular system
  • Respiratory system
  • Digestive system
  • Metabolic and endocrine systems
  • Haematology
  • Genitourinary system
  • Obstetrics and gynaecology
  • Musculoskeletal system
  • Psychiatry
  • Psychology
  • Neurology
  • Visual system and colour vision
  • Otorhinolaryngology
  • Oncology
  • Incidents and accidents escape and survival
  • Medication and flying
  • Legislation, rules and regulations
  • Cabin crew working environment
  • In-flight environment
  • Space medicine

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 days

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus

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

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • 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

  • A Medical degree (e.g. MBBS) or international equivalent is required for this programme.
  • All teaching and the final exam is in English. There is no formal language requirement for this course but an IELTS score of 5 or higher is strongly recommended for applicants whose first language is not English.
  • Document with answers to 2 questions (these are limited to 250 words each):
  • Question 1: Why are you applying for this specific programme, and how does it fit in with your future plans?
  • Question 2: How does your experience and education make you a suitable candidate for this programme?
  • If you have already completed your degree, copies of your official degree certificate will be required.
  • Applicants with academic documents issued in a language other than English, will need to submit both the original and official translation of their documents.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    3773 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3773 GBP for the full programme during 12 days.
  • National

    3773 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3773 GBP for the full programme during 12 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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