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Expedition Medicine


These eight day intensive and practical residential courses are now being offered by the University of Tasmania in partnership with the Australian Antarctic Division as stand-alone courses or as an elective unit as part of the Remote and Polar Health stream of our Master of Public Health program.

Both courses provide both theoretical and practical coverage of the following topics:

  • Pre-expedition planning and medical kits
  • Wilderness emergency medical response
  • Environmental medicine (cold injury, high altitude medicine and avalanche burial and rescue)
  • Search and rescue
  • Steep terrain rescue
  • Use of stretchers and splints
  • Leadership and teamwork
  • Remote area communications
  • Navigation

2019 Courses

July
December

These courses are offered in partnership wiht the Australian Antarctic Division