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Expedition Medicine Course in the City of London

Join a qualified medic for a day’s interactive learning to be prepared for your next adventure. 1 day.

  • United Kingdom
  • February, December

Do you have the knowledge, skills and confidence to keep yourself and others safe on overseas adventures? Join our qualified medic and learn everything from snake bite management to altitude sickness, from tropical diseases to vaccinations.

Pass the training, finish the shift and take home a certificate from the UK Society of Extreme, Expedition and Wilderness Medicine stating the 16-hour syllabus you have covered.

Your course includes:

  • 1-day training with a fully qualified paramedic, nurse or doctor
  • Pre-course reading material
  • A first aid book to take on your travels
  • Medical kit to use under the guidance of the medic
  • Course completion certificate
  • Sew-on Expedition Medicine patch and sticker

Perfect for

No previous experience expected, but note this course does not cover basic first aid such as trauma emergencies, bone breaks, wound care and dressings. This is available as a separate Adventure Medicine Course.

Need To Know

The following are not included in the trip price:

  • Travel to London
  • Food and drink
  • Personal expenses

This trip will run with a maximum of 16 people to 1 medic.

No previous experience expected, but note this course does not cover basic first aid such as trauma emergencies, bone breaks, wound care and dressings. This is available as a separate Adventure Medicine Course

  • Pen
  • Notepad
  • Bottle of Water
  • Food, snacks and drinks (a kitchen is available for you to use for hot drinks)

Location

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The Much Better Adventures’ offices are in central London, making them easy to get to and offering a number of hotel and eatery choices in the area.

Please note that the course will take place in a different venue in central London from December 2018 onwards.

Start point?
You will need to arrive before the course begins at 09:30 at the Much Better Adventures’ office in central London, close to Old Street Station.

Finish point?
The course will end around 18:30.

Getting there and away?
The Much Better Adventures’ office is a one-minute walk from Old Street Station. From Kings Cross St. Pancras, take the Northern Line for two stops until you reach Old Street station.

For extra financial protection against unforeseen circumstances, we recommend you book your flights using a credit card.

What to Expect

Pre-course Reading

In the run up to the course you will be sent a list of topics to research in your own time. This is designed to prepare you for solo researching important topics prior to heading out on an Expedition.

Saturday: A Full Day of Training With Medical Professionals

The course will start at 09:30; you’ll meet your medic and then enjoy an engaging and interactive day of realistic role-play scenarios, lectures, practical medical kit application, and informal Q&A.

The skills you learn throughout the day will introduce you to the field of expedition medicine and increase your knowledge, skills and confidence in dealing with medical incidents overseas.

After successful completion of the day, you’ll be issued with a certificate from the UK Society of Extreme, Expedition and Wilderness Medicine stating you have completed a 16-hour course and outlining the syllabus you have covered.

What am I going to learn?

You’ll join a qualified medic to learn about risk-assessment overseas. On this course, you’ll learn about the following things:

  • Altitude Sickness
  • Hypothermia and Hyperthermia
  • Tropical Medicine including insect-borne diseases,
  • Snakebite and mammal bite management
  • Lightning strike procedure
  • CPR and AED use
  • Submersion illness
  • Eye Conditions
  • Rash management
  • Diarrhoea and Vomiting
  • Infection control
  • Vaccinations
  • Disease prevention
  • Personal safety
  • Camp craft
  • Water purification
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Dates & Prices

Prices include

  • Equipment
  • Guide

Please note: Flights are NOT included and must be purchased separately.

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