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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 an elective unit as part of the Healthcare in Remote and Extreme Environments program.

Both 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



  • The first two days of the course are held on the Newnham Campus (6km from CBD) in Launceston before moving to Mount Cameron Field Study Centre for the remaining 6 days.

These courses are offered in partnership with the Australian Antarctic Division

2021 Course Calendar