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Expedition Medicine (Winter)

Event Name: Expedition Medicine (Winter)
Start Date: 27th Jul 2019 (9am)
End Date: 3rd Aug 2019 (5pm)
Contact/RSVP: This workshop has now reached capacity. To be placed on a waiting list please contact cpd.medicine@utas.edu.au

This eight day intensive and practical residential course is now being offered by the University of Tasmania in partnership with the Australian Antarctic Division as a stand-alone course or as an elective unit in the new Graduate Certificate in Healthcare in Remote and Extreme Environments (M5A).

This course provides 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

Upon successful completion of this Expedition Medicine course, eligible participants are offered the opportunity to enrol in and complete our Expedition Medicine unit (CAM631) for credit towards the new Graduate Certificate in Healthcare in Remote and Extreme Environments (M5A).

By undertaking further study, you will be able to deepen your knowledge of healthcare in remote and extreme environments.

In addition to Expedition medicine, other units available include:

  • CAM503 Operational Aspects of Healthcare in Remote and Extreme Environments
  • CAM619 Medicine in Extreme Environments
  • CAA500 Advanced Clinical Reasoning in Out of Hospital Practice
  • KHB701 Human Behaviour in Extreme Environments
  • CAM632 Humans in Space

For further details visit the website at Graduate Certificate in Healthcare in Remote and Extreme Environments (M5A).

ACRRM and RACGP (category one) QI&CPD Points will be offered.

This workshop been approved for a THREE DAY PROCEDURAL SKILLS TRAINING GRANT of $2000 per day. These grants are offered by the Australian Government for rural and remote GPs to maintain their skills. For more details please contact the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM) or the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP).

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Cost:

Health Professionals: $3,750 (GST incl)

Non-health Professionals: $2,500 (GST incl)*

Students undertaking the Graduate Certificate in Healthcare in Remote and Extreme Environments (M5A): $3,180#

*Numbers are limited

#Students undertaking the Graduate Certificate in Healthcare in Remote and Extreme Environments (M5A) are required to complete this residential short course before they can undertake the assessment for CAM631 Expedition Medicine. The assessment must be completed within 12 months of undertaking the short course.

This price includes an extensive course manual, all meals, accommodation in Arm River, and return travel from Hobart to Arm River.

Please note that accommodation is not provided in Hobart on Saturday 27th July. Participants will be required to make their own arrangements on this night.

This course is offered in partnership with the Australian Antarctic Division

Additional offer

Through our connections with Survive First Aid we are able to offer you the chance to gain industry standard competencies in Wilderness First Aid whilst on this course.

The cost is $250. Please indicate your interest on the registration page.

For more information please visit the Survive First Aid website.