The goal of the Aerospace Medicine track is to prepare students for careers in which they will contribute to health protection and promotion within specific populations exposed to hazardous environments, UTMB MPH graduates in the Aerospace Medicine concentration are expected to master the following competencies:
- Apply the principles of aviation and space medicine to enhance health, promote safety, and improve performance of persons who work or travel in the aviation and space flight environment (consisting of the operational crews, passengers of air and space vehicles, and support personnel).
- Identify the factors that influence the health of persons who work or travel in the aviation and space flight environment.
- Describe the genetic, physiologic, and psychosocial factors that affect susceptibility to adverse health outcomes following exposure to occupational and environmental hazards.
- Apply primary, secondary and tertiary prevention approaches to disease and injury prevention for persons who work or travel in the aviation and space flight environment.
- Identify and evaluate occupational and environmental hazards and recommend methods to reduce exposure and mitigate risk.