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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 a core 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-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

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

Expedition Medicine Course Information



  • On the first day we will meet in Launceston before boarding the bus to Mount Cameron Field Study Centre for the remaining 8 days.

Pre-course Preparation

  • To access the pre-course preparation and to get a better feel of the what the course will be like please visit . You will need to create a login in that system to access the pre-course resources.

These courses are offered in partnership with the Australian Antarctic Division

2023 Dates – Registrations open January 2023

  • Saturday 29th July – Saturday 5th August
  • Saturday 11th November – Saturday 18th November

2023 HREE Courses Calendar

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.

COVID-19 Information

Cancellation Policy

  1. Cancellations advised in writing 21 days prior to the Short Course / Workshop will be refunded in full.
  2. Cancellation due to illness, supported by a medical certificate, will be refunded in full.
  3. Cancellations received between 14 and 20 days prior will receive a 50% refund.
  4. A refund will not be granted to any registrant that cancels up to 13 days prior, or fails to attend.
  5. Full payment is required 21 days prior
  6. The Tasmanian School of Medicine reserves the right to reschedule planned short courses. In the unlikely event of a cancellation, all paid short course fees will be refunded.

2023 Course Calendar