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Medical Care for Offshore and Inland Waters Course

Event Name: Medical Care for Offshore and Inland Waters Course
Start Date: 22nd Oct 2022 (9am)
End Date: 29th Oct 2022 (5pm)
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These eight-day intensive and practical residential courses are now being offered by the University of Tasmania as stand-alone courses or as an elective unit as part of the Healthcare in Remote and Extreme Environments program.

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

  • Pre-trip planning and medical kits
  • Telemedicine and maritime support
  • Environmental medicine (marine envenomation, cold water immersion, drowning, hypothermia)
  • Maritime Search and rescue
  • Maritime occupational health
  • Shipboard safety and emergency drills
  • Casualty extrication and transfer
  • Diving and free-diving in remote areas
  • VHF radio communications
  • Navigation and meteorology
  • Swift water safety and rescue

2022 Medical Care for Offshore and Inland Waters Course Information

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  • The course starts indoors for the first 3 days at the Medical School in Hobart before heading off on the replica tall ship “The Lady Nelson” to turn theory into practice. We will stay overnight in Cygnet or Port Huon and finish up with a swift-water session on the River Derwent.

Pre-course Preparation

  • To access the pre-course preparation, program, venue information and to get a better feel for the what the course will be like please visit

2022 HCREE Courses Calendar 

These courses are offered in partnership with the Australian Antarctic Division

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