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Aeromedical Evacuation and Transport


The University of Cape Town reserves the right to cancel the course and cannot be held liable for any risk related to travel and accommodation due to cancellation.

Dates: 13 to 17 September 2021
Venue: Cape Town
​Time: 08h30 to 15h30

Course fee is
UCT Registrars: R 2 500 per person
Africa: R 5 500 per person 
International students: R 8 000 per person
CPD points

Presented by: Dr Wayne Smith. Head of Disaster Medicine and Special Events at the Western Cape Department of Health.

This five day course provides a practical approach to patient care in the aeromedical environment.

The course is concerned primarily with the transport of patients via a properly managed aeromedical system. It provides students with an overview of the knowledge, skills and attitudes required to ensure successful and safe patient management in the aeromedical environment.

South Africa has an exciting and ever-developing Aeromedical system. Students completing this course will be well placed to provide quality patient care in this challenging environment.

Who should attend?

The course is aimed at medical doctors, paramedics and nursing staff who will be part of an aeromedical evacuation team and should be at least ALS qualified. 

Entry requirements: Medical officers (working in emergency centres); paramedics (BTech or ALS); nursing sisters (working in emergency centres)

If you do not meet the criteria mentioned, you are still eligible to apply. Each application will be considered individually based on experience.

Course Content:

  • Introduction to Aeromedical Services
  • Physiology of flight
  • Practical considerations in commonly transfer (pregnancy, neonates, congenital heart disease, airway management)
  • Crew Resource Management Principles

A Certificate of Completion and CPD points will be issued to participants on successful completion of the course.

For more information or to register email ce.administration@uct.ac.za.