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
- Health Professionals: $4,485 (GST incl)
- Non-health Professionals: $2,990 (GST incl)*
- Students undertaking the Graduate Certificate in Healthcare in Remote and Extreme Environments (M5A): $3,291#
- 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