Education and Training

Aeromedical Theory

Ornge's Aeromedical Theory Course is a distance education course offered through the Ornge Education and Training Department. If you have questions, comments, or concerns, feel free to contact Aeromedical Administrator at mfrancois@ornge.ca

Aeromedical Theory Course Overview

Designed for those who are interested in employment in the Air Medical Transport sector, the Aeromedical Theory Course is a distance education course that is offered on a continuous basis. The self-study package allows students up to three months to learn and integrate new knowledge prior to writing an on-line examination. Successful graduates are qualified to apply to write the Ontario Ministry of Health & Long-Term Care (MOHLTC) Aeromedical Theory Certification examination.

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Aeromedical Theory Course Process

New applicants are welcome, enrollment is available to both Ontario and non-Ontario residents. Please view below for a breakdown of the course content and requirements:


Course Content:

Course Number 1: Medical Administration and Patient Care, Clinical Education 
Course Number 2: Aeromedical Systems and Operations Section 1 
Course Number 3: Survival 
Course Number 4: Flight Operations, Safety and Emergency Procedures 
Course Number 5: Aeromedical Systems and Operations Section 11 – MATC (Optional)

 

Admission Requirements:

This course is open to external stakeholders who have an interest or are currently working in the field of Paramedicine.
 
​As a Paramedic, the admission requirements are as follows:

  • Paramedics must hold a Ministry of Health and Long-term Care (MOHLTC) Advanced Emergency Medical Care Assistant (AEMCA) certificate or equivalent.
  • To successfully pass this course, the participant must achieve a minimum score of 70% (without critical error) on the final examination

As General Interest participant, the admission requirements are as follows:
  • General Interest participants are only required to have access to internet. 
  • To successfully pass this course, the participant must achieve a minimum score of 70% (without critical error) on the final examination

Course Cost and Application:

The Aeromedical Theory Course costs $250 CAD. To register, please fill out the application form with a form of payment (credit card, certified cheques or money orders payable to Ornge). Personal cheques or cash cannot be accepted.

  • The individuals who hold an AEMCA or equivalent certification must attach a copy with their application (if certificate is pending, please attach AEMCA Theory application or confirmation letter).


Note: Once the payment has been authorised access to the Aeromedical Course is granted within 24hrs. An orientation email will be sent with course instructions and contact information.

 
Course Completion:

Once successfully completing the Ornge Aeromedical Theory Course a certificate of completion will be issued by email.  The candidate will then be eligible to write the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care, Aeromedical Theory written examination

Note: Prior to the MOHLTC Aeromedical Theory Exam, a MOHLTC Coordinator will contact Ornge's Aeromedical Administrator for verification on students completion.
 
Have any questions or concerns? Contact the Education and Training Department via academy@ornge.ca.