Announcing our new postgraduate education programme

We are excited to announce our new study programme designed to provide adventurous medics with © Expedition & Wilderness Medicinepractical skills, expertise and clinical knowledge to be confident, capable medics in remote, austere and low resource environments.

Certificate in Expedition and Wilderness Medicine
A foundation core knowledge base.
Diploma in Expedition and Wilderness Medicine
Builds on skills and knowledge learned and extends field-based expertise
MSC in Extreme Medicine
A formalised postgraduate programme of study including a research project. Building on more than a decade of experience successfully delivering worldwide expedition and wilderness medicine courses, we have developed a new programme which will take our provision of learning to a new level and give medics across the globe an opportunity to work towards formal post graduate qualification in this incredibly exciting field of medicine. These formal qualifications will allow us to demonstrate the extent of our knowledge and skill level, professionalise Expedition Medicine to meet the needs of increasing levels of clinical governance and to improve patient safety, quality of care and outcomes in remote environments.

Working with a partner university, to establish these postgraduate courses and secure academic credibility, we are hoping to soon be in discussion with the Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh and The Faculty of Pre-Hospital Care.

The new course programme will follow the existing format of postgraduate education and comprise modules that on completion, provide credits towards chosen levels of postgraduate learning. Here at Expedition & Wilderness Medicine, we understand that people lead busy lives and have limited annual leave, so we are tailoring the courses to allow a high proportion of flexible on line learning, coupled with intensive weekend and one week consolidation courses and workshops.

Expedition & Wilderness Medicine is also developing a mobile app to access learning resources and the global expedition and wilderness medicine community. Our app will provide us with a platform to engage with our community to help shape the evolving elective course content and modules- you can tell us what you want to learn. We are also engaging with our worldwide partners on the ground and in the field to give medics access to the key real world skills that will make them stand out from the crowd.

Our first core modules go live later this year and will be unveiled at the World Extreme Medicine Conference in London, 26-29 October. In addition we will be asking conference delegates for their opinions and ideas to help shape the courses and create a dynamic, two-way, adult learning experience.


Expedition & Wilderness Medicine (EWM) is a leading provider of remote medical training to doctors, nurses and paramedics from across the globe.  It uses experiential lectures to teach the clinical mind-set and practical skills necessary to be able to perform effectively in a to provide safe and effective medical care in low resource, hostile and austere environments.

EWM also hosts the World International Extreme Medicine conference series.  This will be the platform for presentation of research and dissertation work from the final year of the MSc.

Now in its fourth year, the conference challenges thinking, builds bridges and introduces new ideas about medicine at its most remote and austere.  The conference brings together four disparate but overlapping medical fields in one arena: Pre-Hospital, Disaster & Humanitarian, Expedition Medicine and Global Health, with experts in each field presenting the latest thinking and techniques, and sharing their inspiring stories. Venue information, Central Hall Westminster, 26-29 October, 2015


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