Expedition and Wilderness Medicine Course

Lake Bohinj, Slovenia

Course Date

  • 21 October 2024 08:30 - 25 October 2024 17:00

GBP £995.00


Take your training into the field and open up a whole new world of travel and opportunity.

Our internationally-renowned Expedition and Wilderness Medicine course equips you with the essential skills and expertise to become a competent member of an expedition medical team.

Put your patient assessment, leadership, and communication abilities to the test in dynamic, simulated expedition scenarios on the shores of the breathtaking Lake Bohinj.

Then, apply these invaluable lessons to elevate your practice, whether you’re venturing into new wilderness terrain or taking on challenges in hospital settings.

The skills you’ll sharpen for expedition medicine will serve you in any medical context.

Sign-up now for just a £200 deposit.

What To Expect

Lake Bohinj is a picturesque gem nestled in the heart of the Julian Alps in Slovenia.

Join our esteemed alumni network as you contribute to expeditions worldwide, respond to emergencies, and secure placements with prestigious organisations like Raleigh International, UK-Med, Team Rubicon, and Médecins Sans Frontières.

During the initial four days, immerse yourself in a dynamic learning environment, with your time evenly split between lectures and group activities.

Evenings offer opportunities for camaraderie, engaging tasks, and enlightening guest lectures.

At the end of the Expedition and Wilderness Medicine course we’ll spend a night out building our camps and bivvying under the stars – your final challenge will be a search and rescue exercise designed to test your skills in combination.

Our Expedition and Wilderness Medicine course is meticulously crafted to provide the most comprehensive introductory training available for medics.

Led by expert instructors, the course seamlessly integrates captivating lectures with hands-on practical skills essential for success in the field:

  • Overview of Expedition & Wilderness Medicine
  • Human Factors
  • Crew Resource Management
  • Pre-Expedition Planning
  • Pre-Existing and Common Conditions
  • Dentistry
  • Introduction to Trauma in Resource Poor Settings
  • Primary Survey
  • Spinal Immobilisation
  • Road Traffic Collisions
  • Fracture Management
  • Catastrophic Bleeding
  • Analgesia
  • Aeromedical Rescue
  • Security on expeditions
  • Hills skill
  • Medicine in Tropical Environments
  • Medicine in Hot Environments
  • Altitude Medicine
  • Medicine in Cold Environments
  • Dive Medicine
  • Water Purification
  • Comms
  • Wound Care
  • Medical Kits
  • Public Health
  • Mental Health
  • Medico-Legal Considerations
  • Search & Rescue Exercise

Return home transformed, brimming with newfound confidence, resilience, and skills that will enhance your practice for years to come.

Hear From Past Expedition & Wilderness Attendees

What went well on your Expedition & Wilderness Medicine course?

“The sharing of knowledge, experience and enthusiasm throughout the course.”

“The faculty were all really friendly, approachable and knowledgeable. I enjoyed the mix of practical and theory.”

“SAR exercise was fun. The participants were really friendly, great atmosphere.”

What was the single most valuable thing you learnt from our Expedition & Wilderness Medicine course?

“Work hard to do good medicine in good places so you can go do good medicine in bad places.”

“I learnt so much, but I think mostly I learnt the importance of planning and how to adapt your practice to the environment you are in.”

“Confidence in my own skills as well as how to adapt them to situations that I’m unfamiliar with or with limited access to support or resources.”

Key Facts

Is this course right for you?

This course is perfect for healthcare professionals and students interested in applying their clinical knowledge and skills to expedition and adventure settings.

We also welcome those with an expedition background who have existing wilderness or advanced first aid training and are eager to develop their skillset further.

CPD Value:

  • This expedition medical course has been awarded 30 CPD hours by The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh

What’s included:

  • Tutoring, accommodation and meals
  • Downloadable course resources
  • Safety equipment

What’s not:

  • Travel costs
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal equipment
  • Drinks and food from the bar

Your Safety & Kit List Preparation

The comprehensive curriculum and field scenarios are carefully designed to push your limits while mitigating risks.

We take every precaution to keep participants safe by:

  • Rigorous gear checks before all expedition days
  • Mandatory evacuation insurance policies
  • Close coordination with local emergency responders

Kit List
Unpredictable weather is common meaning poor kit preparation can be dangerous and could preclude you from activities. You will be outside for at least 4 hours each day, so please make sure to review our Expedition & Wilderness Slovenia Kit List before arriving.

Please contact us if you have any questions.

Travel
We highly recommend arriving at Hostel Pod Voglom the day before the course – you can book additional B&B accommodation for Sunday night directly with the venue for approximately €35 per night directly via [email protected] or by calling + 386 (0)4 5723 461.

There is a free group transfer available from Ljubljana airport which departs on the Sunday afternoon.  A return group transfer will depart the hostel at 0900 on the Saturday. Please note accommodation for Sunday and Friday nights are not included in the course fee.

Alternative transport options may be available at your expense through the team at Hostel Pod Voglom. When making travel plans we find Rome2Rio a super helpful site.

Talk To Our Team

If you wish to learn more or have any additional questions, we invite you to book a 30-minute discovery call with our team.

→ Click here to book a discovery call.

The call will be with the team who organise our courses, and work closely with our medical teaching faculty. They are best placed to really explain what our attendees get out of attending a course with us.

Register for a time that suits, and we look forward to speaking with you soon.

Prefer email? Then feel free to contact us or message us via our website live chat.

Teaching Faculty

Ella du Breuil

Paramedic

Daniel Grace

Portfolio GP, Travel Health Physician

Deb Swann

Advanced Clinical Practitioner, Pre-Hospital Emergency Medicine, Expedition Medic

Lucy Williams

Paediatric Nurse, Tropical Nursing, Infectious Diseases

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