Knowledge. Knowledge is mandatory of: basic biological and physical sciences; preventive medicine; fundamentals of microbiology, chemistry, anatomy, physiology, and pathology of the human body; terminology, medical standards, medical profiles, medical entomology programs; food science and technology; food handler training; food and water safety and security principles; medical food inspection; laboratory procedures; sanitary evaluations; public facility sanitation; prevention and control of food borne, waterborne, and vector borne diseases; communicable disease prevention and control; epidemiology; occupational health (including hearing conservation), medical readiness (including medical intelligence, deployment processing, and deployment surveillance), medical personnel management and administration; medical service organization and function, basic medical information management (including database management) and written and oral communication and instruction.
Education. For entry into this specialty, completion of high school courses in biology, chemistry, and general science is desirable.
Training. For award of AFSC 4E031, completion of a basic public health specialist course is mandatory.
Experience. The following experience is mandatory for award of the AFSC indicated: (Note: See
Explanation of Air Force Specialty Codes).
4E051. Qualification in and possession of AFSC 4E031. Also, experience in functions such as routine food safety and security inspection; sanitary evaluations; communicable disease control and disease intervention; occupational health (including illness prevention and hearing conservation), force health management activities (including medical standards, PIMR management, medical profiles management and deployment processing) or public health medical readiness programs.
4E071. Qualification in and possession of AFSC 4E051. Also, experience conducting public health programs.
4E091. Qualification in and possession of AFSC 4E071. Also, experience managing public health activities.
Other. The following are mandatory for entry into this specialty:
Normal color vision as defined in AFI 48-123, Medical Examination and Standards.
Qualification to operate government vehicles according to AFI 24-301, Vehicle Operations.
Strength Req: H
Physical Profile 333222
Required Appitude Score : G-43(Changed to G-44, effective 1 October 2004).
Course #: B3ABY4E031 001
Length (Days): 61