Medical Issues in Aviation (Classroom, 3 days)


Learn the latest about aviation health and safety issues from IATA.

This course is available at IATA Training Centers and Regional Training Partner locations, and on-demand as in-house training.

Course code: TCVG-19

Course format

  • This classroom course provides 3 days (24 hours) of instruction delivered by an official IATA Instructor.
  • Student performance will be based on an assessment


  • There are no prerequisites for this course
  • Recommended level is Intermediate and Advanced
  • The recommended level of language proficiency is ICAO Operational Level 4 for courses in English or the equivalent level for other languages.

How to register

There are no scheduled classes at the moment

What you will learn

Upon completing this course you will be able to:

  • Understand how health and safety affect the travelling public
  • Understand the International Health Regulations (IHR) and the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Pandemic Preparedness Plan.

Course content

  • Passenger health issues
    • Cabin air quality and its effect on passenger health
    • Deep venous thrombosis (DVT), the importance of drinking water quality
    • Precautions against tuberculosis (TB)
    • Passenger fitness to fly (medical clearances and case studies)
  • Medical issues on board including the value of the medical safety kit and how to manage a death on board
  • Aircraft disinfection and the guide to hygiene and sanitation in aviation
  • Passenger contact tracking
    • International Health Regulations (IHR) and a review of the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Pandemic Preparedness Plan
    • Pandemic Preparedness Planning and the ICAO State Guidelines
  • Co-operative Arrangement for Preventing the Spread of communicable disease though Air Travel (CAPSA) project
    • Airport guidelines in relation to communicable diseases
    • Airline emergency planning guidelines
  • Practical medical information to assist airlines, civil aviation authorities, transport authorities, port and border protection agencies

Who should attend

This course is recommended for:

  • ANS providers
  • Civil Aviation Authorities
  • Airline managers and operational staff
  • Airport managers

Certificate awarded

An IATA Certificate of Attendance is awarded to participants who successfully complete this course.

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