This course in Aviation Psychology will explore the principles of the subject with emphasis on the techniques and specific challenges in the aviation industry. It provides a complete overview, with practical application of psychology, of human behaviour both prior and during flight and address subjects related to physiology like fatigue, stress and substance use.
At the end of the course, participants would be able to:
- define basic psychological principles and their application in the aviation industry
- describe the attributes and psychological needs of personnel in aviation
- critically discuss mental health and problem solving
- identify areas requiring psychological support especially in crisis
Air Operator Certificate holders (AOC): Nominated Persons, Flight and Cabin Crew, Safety Managers, Human Resources / Recruitment Managers. Competent Authorities: Inspecting Officers.
- Introduction to Aviation Psychology and the application of psychology in aviation settings
- Mental Health in general and in aviation industry
- Human factors and resources in aviation
- Psychological skills and Crew Resource Management including problem solving abilities
- Psychological and physiological stressors including stress and fatigue management and the effect of individual and group behaviour in aviation
- Psychological markers in pilot and crew selection
- Understanding passenger behaviour
- Psychological First Aid and emergency response
Participants would be expected to write an 800-word write-up on any one topic discussed in the course. The write-up is reviewed and feedback returned to the candidate.
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