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Expedition Medicine Course near London

Join a qualified medic for a day’s interactive learning to prepare for overseas travel, expeditions and gap-year adventures. 1 day.

I'M UP FOR
Adventure School
DURATION
1 Day
DIFFICULTY
Active
COMFORT
Basic
LOCATION
United Kingdom
SEASON
February, April, June, August, October

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.

The course has 7 hours reading prior to arrival, a full day training with a qualified medic, and post-course certificate from the U.K Society of Extreme, Expedition and Wilderness Medicine.

Your course includes:

  • 1-day training with a fully qualified paramedic or doctor
  • Real-time scenarios, lectures plus Q&A
  • Pre-course reading instructions
  • A first aid manual to take on your travels
  • Course completion certificate for portfolios

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
  • 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, fractures, wound care and dressings. This is available as a separate Adventure Medicine Course

  • Pen
  • Notepad
  • Bottle of Water
  • Food, snacks and drinks

Location

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The course takes place at ‘The Hub - Quarry Farm’ in Bodiam, just an hour outside of London. The farm is located right next to a woodland, providing an ideal environment to simulate real case scenarios.

Start point

The Hub – Quarry Farm in Bodiam - 09:30
The course takes at ‘The Hub – Quarry Farm’ in Bodiam just one hour outside of London. The course starts at 09:30. If you are driving the postcode is TN32 5RA. Alternatively, if you’re coming by train the nearest station is Robertsbridge and from there it’s a taxi ride 12-minutes taxi ride to the venue (you have to organise this in advance independently).

Finish point

The Hub – Quarry Farm in Bodiam - 18:30
The course ends at ‘The Hub – Quarry Farm’ around 18:30.

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 understanding 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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