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Expedition Medicine

Event Name: Expedition Medicine
Start Date: 28th May 2022 (9am)
End Date: 4th Jun 2022 (5pm)
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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 in the Health Care in Remote and Extreme Environments program.

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 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 (for Paramedics)
  • KHB701 Human Behaviour in Extreme Environments
  • CAM632 Humans in Space
  • CAM634 Extreme Sports Medicine
  • CAM635 Medical Care for Offshore and Inland Waters

For further details visit the website at

ACRRM and RACGP QI&CPD points can be claimed for this course.

Download the brochure (PDF)


Health Professionals: $5,990 (GST incl)

Non-health Professionals: $2,995 (GST incl)*

Students undertaking the Graduate Certificate in Healthcare in Remote and Extreme Environments (M5A): $5,175#

*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 at Mount Cameron Field Study Centre, and return travel from Launceston to Mt Cameron.

Please note that accommodation is not provided in Launceston on either the first or final Saturday nights. 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

Survive First Aid the company that facilitates the WFA course has worked closely with us to be able to offer people an easy and affordable option to complete the Certificate once completed Expedition Medicine.

Anyone wanting to attain their Wilderness First Aid Skill set can do so through Survive First Aid (RTO 40764) for a cost of $175 paid directly to Survive First Aid. To obtain this you will need to attend the final day only of any of Survive First Aid’s Public Wilderness Courses (Day 4) within 6 months of completing your Expedition Medicine Course to demonstrate your knowledge and skills within a practical setting.

For more information please visit the Survive First Aid website.