Wits University Aviation Healthcare Provider Course

This course is designed for paramedics, nursing sisters and doctors who transport (or wish to transport) patients in the air. Air medical transport is an essential component of a well-developed Emergency Medical Services (EMS) system.

Air medical transport requires well trained medical personnel, proper transportation, and patient care equipment, as well as an efficient means of communicating with and dispatching transportation.

The course covers generally

  • Safety considerations.
  • Patient assessment and packaging.
  • The physiology of transport in the air medical environment.
  • Assessment and care of patients with a wide range of diseases and traumatic injuries.

The course content is divided into two categories


  1. Medical component
  2. Aviation Physiology

We take 16 students on the course. Price is R 2500-00.

Please contact:

Serah van Vuuren for bookings or Sue Nielsen (Course Coordinator)
Postnet Suite 235
Private Bag X2600
Tel: 27-11-488-3373
Fax: 27-11-488-4322
Email: trauma@mweb.co.za
Website: www.wits.ac.za/trauma

Passing of an aviation medical examination is a pre-requisite for entry.