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• PART 1: Aviation Physiology and Aircrew Systems
1 The Earth's atmosphere
2 Cardiovascular physiology
3 Respiratory physiology
4 Hypoxia and hyperventilation
5 The principles of altitude protection
6 Cabin pressurization and personal pressure equipment
7 Oxygen systems
8 Long-duration acceleration
9 Short-duration acceleration
10 Head injury and protection
11 Restraint systems and escape from aircraft
12 Human physiology in the thermal environment
13 Thermal stress, protection and survival
14 Vibration: Hand-transmitted and whole-body effects on human health and wellness
15 Physiology of sleep and wakefulness, sleep disorders and the effects on aircrew
16 Optics and vision
17 Spatial orientation and disorientation in flight
• PART 2: Space Physiology and Medicine
18 Space environment and biodynamic forces
19 Space adaptation, clinical issues and countermeasures
20 Commercial human space travel
• PART 3: Clinical Aviation Medicine
21 Regulation of medical standards
22 Aeromedical risk: A numerical approach
23 Cardiovascular disease
24 Respiratory disease
25 Aviation gastroenterology and hepatology
26 Kidney disease
27 Metabolic and endocrine disorders
28 Haematology
29 Skin disease
30 Neurological disease
31 Decompression illness
32 Mental health and wellbeing
33 Women’s health
34 Ophthalmic disease
35 Diseases of the ear, nose and throat
36 Orthopaedic conditions
37 Infectious disease and air travel
38 Passenger fitness to fly
39 Medication in aircrew
• PART 4: Operational Aviation Medicine
40 Pilot selection and training
41 The flight deck and cockpit
42 Human factors in aviation
43 Safety in civil aviation
44 Errors and accidents
45 Accident investigation and aviation pathology
46 Air traffic control
47 Cabin crew health
48 Aviation fatigue and relevant fatigue countermeasures
49 Anthropometry and aircrew equipment integration
50 In-flight noise and communications
51 Aircrew and cosmic radiation
52 Motion sickness
53 Aeromedical evacuation
54 Rotary wing operation by land and sea
55 Remotely piloted aircraft systems
56 Aircraft hygiene


Ernsting's Aviation and Space Medicine applies current understanding in medicine, physiology and the behavioural sciences to the medical challenges and stresses that are faced by both civil and military aircrew, and their passengers, on a daily basis. The sixth edition of this established textbook and clinical reference has been revised and updated by a multi-disciplinary team of experienced contributors, many new to this edition. The structure of the book has been refined, bringing related chapters together where appropriate, while the clinical content has been carefully streamlined in line with the specific requirements of the aviation medicine practitioner and adviser, with new chapters added on Commercial Space Travel, Skin Disease and Women’s Health.

Key Features:
• Convenient – embraces all aspects of aviation medicine in a single volume, divided into four parts for ease of reference: Aviation Physiology & Aircrew Systems, Space Physiology & Medicine, Clinical Aviation Medicine and Operational Aviation Medicine
• Comprehensive – covers all forms of military and passenger-carrying aircraft, including issues surrounding passenger safety and transport of the sick and injured
• Aids detailed understanding – focuses on the principles underlying the standards in the field rather than just the standards themselves
• Applicable worldwide – addresses international issues, including worldwide regulation of medical standards, and travel and disease
• Accessible – chapter summaries enable rapid assimilation of key points while key references and suggestions for further reading encourage in-depth learning
• eBook included - text fully online and searchable via VitalSource eBook

The text remains the recommended coursebook for those studying for the Diploma in Aviation Medicine of the Faculty of Occupational Medicine of the Royal College of Physicians, recognized worldwide as an exemplary standard in the field, and for similar worldwide qualifications. It is an essential companion for all civil and military aviation medicine practitioners, both when preparing for professional examinations and in daily practice, and for those in the many disciplines of the behavioural and life sciences that include some study of aviation, its physiology and related issues. It is also recommended reading for those with a wider interest in the medical problems of professional or recreational flying, air transport and the aviation industry.