MPH Students' visits to TUDM Sungai Besi and Subang Base (Malaysian Airforce) - 10 May 2012.

On the 10th of May 2012, the staff of the Occupational and Environmental Health Unit and 17 Master of Public Health (MPH) students who were taking the Medical Surveillance and Fitness for Work module went on a learning expedition to the Centre for Gravity Simulation Research and Training (PULLS-G - Pusat Penyelidikan dan Latihan Stimulator G) in Shah Alam and the Institute of Aviation Medicine (Institut Perubatan Penerbangan) in Sungai Besi under the Malaysian Airforce (TUDM). The visits was arranged and hosted by Colonel Dr Zulkeffeli Mat Jusoh the Director of the Institute of Aviation Medicine, who is also a MPH student

The objective of the visit was to expose the students to medical surveillance and fitness for work equipment available at TUDM. The medical surveillance instruments included audiometer, spirometer, neurobehavioral test and visual test kits. The fitness for work equipment included the PULIS-G and the hypobaric chambers.

Dr Azlan Darus also delivered the lecture on Audiogram, which is part of the Medical Surveillance and Fitness for Work module. The students and staff were exposed to the various equipment for pilot training. The PULLS-G is used for combat pilot traininmg to experience the gravity effect and training on the Anti G Straining Manoeuvre (AGSM). The centre is also equipped with the stimulator training such as General Aviation Trainer II and the Tactical Flight Simulation, Air Combat Manoeuvre (ACM) simulator.

While at the Institute, the students and staff visited the Clinic where the doctors conduct medical examination for pilot fitness for work. They also experienced the effect of flight in the hypobaric chambers and emergency evacuation procedure in the ejection seat.


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The Occupational Medicine Clinic is a referral clinic for occupational diseases and is open on every Friday in University Malaya Medical Centre.