Faculty of Health

Expedition Medicine

Expedition Medicine Courses

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
  • Search and rescue
  • Steep terrain rescue
  • Use of stretchers and splints
  • Leadership and teamwork
  • Remote area communications
  • Navigation and environmental medicine (cold injury, high altitude medicine and avalanche burial and rescue)

Available Courses