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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

2022 Expedition Medicine Course Information




  • 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.
  • Venue Info (PDF 1.2 MB)

2022 Dates

Registrations will open at a later date, these dates are provided for planning purposes. For enquiries or to be notified of the registration opening please contact:

  • April 16th - April 23rd
  • May 28th - June 4th
  • July 30th - August 6th
  • September 10th -  September 17th
  • November 12th - November 19th

2022 HCREE Courses Calendar


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

These courses are offered in partnership with the Australian Antarctic Division

2021 Course Calendar