What is an AME course

General courses:
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General information

As part of its advanced training program, the academy offers training modules that meet the legal and chamber law requirements for theoretical advanced training to become an aero-medical expert or Authorized Medical Examiner (AME) according to EASA AMC1 MED.D.010 as well as the additional designation "flight medicine" according to the advanced training regulations of the medical associations , as well as the certificate "travel medicine" according to the advanced training guidelines of the DTG / DGLRM.

For the airworthiness examinations ofPrivate pilots (class 2) and LAPL (Light Aircraft Pilot License) Recognition as an aero-medical expert (AME) according to EASA by the aviation authority responsible for your country is required.

By attending the aviation doctor course, the theoretical prerequisites are created as follows and are recognized by all EASA member states:

basic (English)

Theory course for recognition
as a flight medical expert (AME) class 2

Basic + Advanced (English)

Theory course for recognition
as a flight medical expert (AME) class 1

Basic + Advanced + Diploma

(only for German citizens)

Recognition for the additional qualification in aviation medicine.
Participation in the Diploma Course also qualifies for the DTG travel medicine certificate and a prerequisite for the additional qualification in aviation medicine.

Refresher (German)

Compulsory aviation medical training to extend
the appointment as an aero-medical expert

In addition, according to the further training regulations for doctors for the additional designation "aviation medicine":

  • Specialist certification in the field of general medicine, internal medicine or occupational medicine
  • 6 months of further training with a doctor authorized to train for the additional designation of aviation medicine

The requirements for recognition as AME class 1 can be found on the Website of the Luftfahrt-Bundesamt.

Basic course

Basic Training in Aviation Medicine for future AMEs according to the requirements of EASA AMC1 MED.D.010, Duration: 60 hrs / 9 days

  • Introduction to aviation medicine
  • Basic aeronautical knowledge
  • Aviation physiology
  • Cardiovascular system
  • Respiratory system
  • Digestive system
  • Metabolic and endocrine systems
  • Hematology
  • Genitourinary system
  • Obstetrics and gynecology
  • Musculoskeletal system
  • Psychiatry
  • Psychology
  • Neurology
  • Visual system and color 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
  • Practical flying

Advanced Course

Advanced Training in Aviation Medicine for AMEs according to the requirements of EASA AMC1 MED.D.015, Duration: 66 hrs / 9 days

  • Pilot working environment
  • Aerospace physiology
  • Clinical medicine
  • Cardiovascular system
  • Neurology
  • Psychiatry / psychology
  • Visual system and color vision
  • Otorhinolaryngology
  • Dentistry
  • Human factors in aviation
  • Incidents and accidents, escape and survival
  • Tropical medicine
  • Practical simulator training
  • Rescue and emergency training
  • Practical training in at AeMC

Diploma Course

Duration: 60 hrs / 9 days

The course supplements the Basic and Advanced Training Course. The aspects of operational aviation medicine, occupational health care for flight crews, aviation psychology are broadened and depended, the knowledge of civil aviation is supplemented by aspects of military aviation.

Another aspect is aviation medicine with respect to air traffic controllers. The training is complemented with a visit to a major European Air Control Center.

Major scopes of this course are travel medicine and air passenger health issues. The seminar fulfil the requirements of the German Association for Travel Medicine for obtaining the basic certificate for travel medicine. The training encompasses Tropical Medicine, Immunology, Infectiology, Diving Medicine, Altitude and Mountaineering Medicine. Air Passenger Health Issues encompass the assessment of prospective passengers with concomitant diseases with respect to their flight travel fitness, the air transport of such passengers, management of medical emergencies on board an aircraft and repatriation of patients by air (medevac). There will be a hands-on training of half a day under life conditions. Another aspect is how the aviation industry deals when confronted with contagious diseases and a potential pandemic (e.g. SARS or Avian Influenza). Practical training with discussion of a host of real life case reports will deepen the knowledge of all participants.

The course is an ideal supplement for all participants of basic and advanced course, everybody interested in aviation and travel medicine and especially those working with travelers and air passengers in their daily practice.

The costs include all course documents, conference flat rates, two daily coffee breaks with coffee / tea / soft drinks as well as lunch and dinner. The costs for the overnight stay in the conference hotel in Seeheim must be paid on site (see registration form).

Cancellation conditions:see terms and conditions

Recognition as advanced medical training

The State Medical Association of Frankfurt certifies the Basic, Advanced and Diploma Course with 65 points each.