Expedition & Wilderness Medicine Course Overview
This four-day Expedition & Wilderness Medicine course takes place at Brenscombe Outdoor Centre, near Corfe Castle, Dorset.
The course's lecture and outdoors education programme is designed to encourage course participants enhance their practice and to develop the practical skills, mindset to be an effective expedition medic. You'll practice existing skills and we’ll teach you new ones too, growing in depth, building towards a search & rescue medical exercise. Expedition Medicine training offers a wealth of transferable skills, approaches and associated competencies equipping medics with the skills they need to practice in challenging and austere environments.
The course will include:
16 hrs lecture based content
8 hrs workshops
7 hrs outdoor activities
We select our teaching faculty for their academic qualifications, expedition experience and their ability to educate and inspire. Between them, our remarkable faculty have a depth of experience, living and working in the most remote corners of the world, achieving notable success in the face of extreme challenge and adversity.
EWM’s reputation and experience helps us to attract inspirational guest lecturers who are leaders in their field, with past speakers including Sir Chris Bonnington, Sundeep Dhillon, Steve Venables, Simon Yates, Jamie Andrews, Mike Stroud, Jim Milledge, Steve Jones, Luanne Freer, Andy Cave and Javid Abdelmoneim.
What to expect
We’ve developed the course to provide an excellent balance between lectures, hands-on workshops and practical activity.
In a series of lectures, we deliver content on many areas of expedition medicine including, Hot Weather Medicine, Cold Weather Medicine, Altitude Medicine, Diving Medicine, Communication Systems, Pre-Expedition Planning and Casualty Evacuation.
During the course you will also attend a series of hands-on workshops exploring various skills including pre hospital trauma management, dentistry and wound dressing plus innovative tricks and tips to help you manage in resource poor environments.
Our introductory outdoor skills sessions will give you an insight into the skills you will need to be an effective member of an expedition team. Sessions are designed to provide a foundation for you to build your abilities, identify learning needs and have fun!