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FUNCTIONAL DIVISIONS

   The institute is organized into the following functional divisions:-


TRAINING WING
Role
  •    Training Wing co-ordinates about 60 scheduled courses in a year conducted for the following:-
    • (a) Medical Officers, Civil Doctors, Service Aircrew, Senior Supervisors and Medical Assistants.
    • (b) International Medical Officers and Aircrew from Friendly Foreign Countries: - Srilankan, Bangladesh, Nigeria, Malaysia, Afghanistan & Myanmar etc.
COURSES.
  • (a) Courses for Medical Officers
    • (i) MD (Aerospace Medicine) Course (155 weeks).
    • (ii) Advance Course in Aviation Medicine for Service MOs (Concurrent Course with MD Aviation Medicine) (155 weeks).
    • (iii) Primary Aviation Medicine Course (10 weeks).
    • (iv) Introductory Aviation Medicine Course (03 weeks).
    • (v) Senior Officers' Indoctrination Course (05 days).
    • (vi) Aviation Accident Pathology Course (08 weeks).
    • (vii) Aviation Psychiatry Course (06 weeks)
    • (viii) Refresher Training for Aviation Medicine Specialists (05 days).
  • (b) Courses for Civil Doctors
    • (i) Aviation Medical Examiners Course (02 weeks).
    • (ii) Civil Aviation Medicine Course (01 week)
  • (c) Course for Aircrew
    • (i) Operational Training in Aerospace Medicine (OPTRAM- F) (05 days).
  • (d) Courses for Senior-Supervisors
    • (i) Suicide Prevention Workshops for Officers (04 days)
    • (ii) Suicide Prevention Workshops for Mentors (04 days)
  • (e) Courses for Med Assistants
    • (i) Medical Assistants' Indoctrination Course (04 days).
    • (ii) Suicide Prevention Workshop for Health Assistant (04 days)
Library
  • (a) Central Ref & Tech Library with the following publications :-
(i) No of Books3787
(ii) No of Reports2825
(iii) No of bound vol. of Journals2872
(iv) No of Journals Subscribed09
  • (b) Online access to 200 journals through Health Sciences and Library Information Network (HELINET) of RGUHS & Internet Access to e-library of AFMC
Infrastructure
  • (a) A/C lecture halls with multimedia projection facilities and CCTV monitoring at training wing.
  • (b) 2 A/C auditoria with seating capacity of 282 and 120 for seminars and journal clubs.
  • (c) Officers' Lounge at Training Wing with a seating capacity of 20.
  • (d) Separate lecture halls and small libraries in each department.
  • (e) Research labs for practical classes & demos.
  • (f) State-of-the- art simulators like HPHC, Spatial Disorientation Simulator etc for hands on experience
  • (g) State-of-the- art drafting office
Facilities for Course Trainees
  • (a) Air Force Officers Mess.
  • (b) Officers' Institute.
  • (c) Sports facilities (Multigym, Squash, Tennis, Volley Ball, Basket Ball, Table Tennis, Carrom, Chess etc.).
  • (d) Information & Reading room.
  • (e) Dry & Wet Canteen facilities
Conduct of Training
  • (a) Methods of Instruction include lectures with Audio Visual presentations, simulator based training, seminars, journal clubs, visits and flying experience.
  • (b) Training notes - Customized Precis for short- term courses.
  • (c) Periodic revision of syllabus for all courses.
  • (d) Continuous and comprehensive evaluation of trainees by periodic examinations.
  • (e) Structured feedback is obtained from all trainees.

RESEARCH WING
  • Role:-
    • (a) Coordination & monitoring of Research Projects
    • (b) Accredited solutions to Higher Formations/Industry
    • (c) Infrastructure for conduct of projects
    • (d) Consultancy to Developing Agencies (DRDO, ADA)
    • (e) Support to Indian aerospace ventures
  • AeroMedical Departments of Research Wing
    • (a) Environmental Physiology
    • (b) High Altitude Physiology & Hyperbaric Medicine
    • (c) Acceleration Physiology & Spatial Orientation
    • (d) Human Engineering
    • (e) Applied Physics & Biodynamics & Biomedical Engineering.
    • (f) Aviation Psychology
  • Department of Environmental Physiology
    • (a) Responsibilities
      • (i) Research in Integrative Cardio-vascular and Cardio-respiratory Physiology
      • (ii) Evaluations of human subjects with Thermal and Gravitational Stressors
      • (iii) Medical evaluation- Unexplained Syncope, Low G Tolerance, Orthostatic Inadequacy and Lung Functions
      • (iv) Training in Physiology
    • (b) Simulators in the Department
      • (i) Multi-place Environmental chamber
      • (ii) Tilt Tables
      • (iii) Dry floatation tank
      • (iv) Lower body negative / positive pressure
  • Department of High Altitude Physiology & Hyperbaric Medicine
    • (a)Responsibilities
      • (i) Research in Hypoxia, High Altitude and Hyperbaric Physiology.
      • (ii) Simulation of Normobaric / Hypobaric hypoxia
      • (iii) Hypoxia indoctrination
      • (iv) Life support and flying clothing ensemble.
      • (v) Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT)
    • (b) Simulators in the Department
      • (i) Explosive Decompression Chamber (EDC).
      • (ii) Rapid Recompression Chamber
  • Department of Acceleration Physiology & Spatial Orientation
    • (a) Responsibilities
      • (i) Research in Acceleration Physiology & Spatial Orientation.
      • (ii) Training of Aircrew and Medical Officers
    • (b) Simulators In The Department
      • (i) High Performance Human Centrifuge.
      • (ii) Spatial Disorientation Simulator.
  • Department of Human Engineering
    • (a) Responsibilities
      • (i) Evaluation of candidates for flying duties.
      • (ii) Assessment of aircrew/ aircraft compatibility, escape & ejection systems and survival packs
      • (iii) Anthropometry
      • (iv) Human Factors.
      • (v) Escape & Survival
      • (vi) Aircraft Accident Investigation
      • (vii) Night Vision Goggles (NVG)
    • (b) Equipment
      • (i) Respironics Alice Sleep system & its accessories.
      • (ii) Spinal Column Analysis System CMS20.
      • (iii) Cyberware 3D Whole Body Scanner.
      • (iv) ASL Eye tracker - static and mobile
  • Department of Applied Physics & Biomedical Engineering
    • (a) Responsibilities
      • (i) Research in the field of Biomedical Engg. and applied physics.
      • (ii) Evaluation of Aircrew equipment & Life support systems.
      • (iii) Sound and Noise measurement
      • (iv) Assessment of optical characteristics
    • (b) Equipment
      • (i) Multiracial vibration simulator
      • (ii) Helmet Centre of Gravity Testing equipment.
      • (iii) Physiological Data Acquisition and Analysis System For Human Centrifuge
  • Department of Aviation Psychology
    • (a) Responsibilities
      • (i) Psycho-diagnostic assessment, psychotherapy and counseling.
      • (ii) Training and suicide prevention workshops for mentors
    • (b) Equipment
      • (i) Cog screen AE
      • (ii) Personality Assessment Labs
MEDICAL EVALUATION CENTRE (MEC)
  • Role
    • (i) Medical evaluation for aircrew
    • (ii) Specialist medical cover
  • Department of MEC
    • (i) Medicine
    • (ii) Ophthalmology
    • (iii) Otorhino-laryngology
    • (iv) Radio-diagnosis
    • (iv) Aviation Pathology
    • (v) Aviation Psychiatry
  • Equipment
    • (i) Medicine
      • (aa) ECG & TMT
      • (ab) Holter Monitor
      • (ac) ABPM
      • (ad) Echocardiography
    • (ii) ENT
      • (aa) VNG Chair
      • (ab) Audiometry Chamber
      • (ac) BERA Machine
    • (iii) Eye
      • (aa) Wall Mounted Streak Ophthalmoscope.
      • (ab) Wall Mounted Streak Retinoscope.
      • (ac) Non Contact Tonometer
      • (ad) Autorefractrometer
      • (ae) Digital Fundus Camera
      • (af) LED Digital Visual Acuity Chart
    • (iv) Pathology
      • (aa) GCMS, LCMS, HPTLC
      • (ab) Automated Hematology counter
      • (ac) Automated Biochemistry analyzer
      • (ad) Hb Electrophoresis
    • (v) Radiology
      • (aa) USG
      • (ab) Digital X Ray
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