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Expedition & Travel Medicine for Medical Professionals

Expedition Medicine

Other Qualifications , Medicine

Course Description

Expedition Medicine - Course Overview The courses are run over a 4-day period and are based in the stunning Barrow House Youth Hostel, Borrowdale, near Keswick and Britain's premier training centre at Plas Y Brenin - The National Mountain Centre in Capel Curig, Snowdonia. Should you wish to stay longer in Keswick or Plas Y Brenin you can make arrangements directly with the centres and there is a wide range of holiday accommodation available locally. There will be both a lecture and outdoors education programme (60 40) and the course members will be pushed both mentally and physically. The Expedition Medicine faculty aims to present the valuable skills in a logical and progressive fashion, culminating in a morning of moulage and subsequent feedback. Expedition Medicine - Course Accreditation In association with the Wilderness Medical Society we are able to offer the ability to earn 23.75 CME (Continuing Medical Education)points and credits towards the Wilderness Medicine Fellowship Program to gain the FAWM. This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the essential areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of the Wilderness Medical Society and Expedition Medicine. The Wilderness Medical Society is accredited by the ACCME (Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education)to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The Wilderness Medical Society designates this educational activity for a maximum of 23.75 hours of AMAPRA Category I Credits. Each physician should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity The RCGP also estimate our Expedition Medicine Courses can generate between 10 and 20 CPD credits towards revalidation for GPs in the UK, depending on the personal challenge and impact of individual activities. Expedition Medicine - Faculty Expedition Medicine and the Course team has been selected not only for their academic qualifications but also for their expedition experience, and for their ability to put across the passion and enthusiasm with which they regard the subject. They probably represent one of the most select teams of expedition experienced teachers in the UK and their expedition experience ranges from Antarctica to Namibia, from China to Chile. They continue to be active in their varied fields of expedition and wilderness medicine and we are very lucky to be able to gather them all in one place at the same time.UK Course - What to expect This course is a good balance between lectures and practical activity. On the first 3 days we spend half the day inside participating in lectures and the other half of the day in smaller group teaching sessions and practical activities. Lectures include 1-hour slots on many areas of expedition medicine including Hot Weather medicine, Cold Weather Medicine. Altitude Medicine, Diving Medicine, Communication Systems and Pre-expedition Planning and Casualty Evacuation to name but a few. After lunch on day 2 everyone spends 3 or 4 hours outside practising rope work, navigation and improvised carrying techniques. As is always the case in Cumbria the weather is very changeable and a full water proof shell and good outdoor clothing are essential. There are frequent smaller group teaching sessions where participants are encouraged to ask questions and share best practice. These sessions can be outside and inside and we will not let the weather influence our choice of locations but we do run the outside sessions in basic shelters if the weather is inclement. It is a very full timetable with little time for participants to explore the surrounding mountains and lakes. Having said this there are always a large number of people going out for morning runs, lake swims (only for the brave) and bike rides. There is always an evening lecture available which is purely at the participants discretion, however these sessions are extremely well attended an

Expedition Medicine - Course Overview The courses are run over a 4-day period and are based in the stunning Barrow House Youth Hostel, Borrowdale, near Keswick and Britain's premier training centre at Plas Y Brenin - The National Mountain Centre in Capel Curig, Snowdonia. Should you wish to stay longer in Keswick or Plas Y Brenin you can make arrangements directly with the centres and there is a...

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