Hostile Environment Medicine


01 June 2025 12:00 - 08 June 2025 13:00

GBP £2,699.00

19 in stock

Over 7 days completely immersed in the Namibian bush, we prepare healthcare professionals to operate in the world’s most hostile and isolated regions – imprinting mission-critical safety protocols.

You’ll manage medical and traumatic emergencies whilst being immersed in the environment we are preparing you for. Led by a mixed faculty of experienced military and civilian medics, anti poaching rangers, and bush specialists.

➕ Tracking, evasion, and wilderness survival – the ultimate bushcraft safari
➕ Emergency medical protocols for remote, isolated and prolonged casualty care
➕ The ultimate in human factors testing, safely guided to operate in the harsh realities of the Namibian savannas and desert.

This in-depth curriculum synthesises lectures and hands-on training, preparing you to assess and respond to patients effectively, all whilst facing the challenges the Namibian landscape has to offer, with the realities of minimal resources and ultimate remoteness. If you’ve learned good medicine with the best kit, it’s now time to practice good medicine without it!

Sign-up now for just a £500 deposit.

What To Expect

Your convoy of rugged 4x4s ascends over a ridge revealing the stunning Teufelsschlucht Reserve stretching before you a private wildlife reserve of about 15,000 acres in size in the Otjozondjupa Region.

Somewhere out there roam giraffe, zebra, kudu, oryx, waterbuck, wildebeest, impala, springbok, duiker, steenbok, warthog, cheetah, leopard, hyena and jackal.

We will meet at Namibia’s Hosea Kutako Airport and transfer to the reserve where our accommodation is located at the base of two mountains straddling Devil’s Gorge. Accommodation will be in rustic bungalows with dorm type layout, flush toilets and showers. Prepare as the learning begins:

Day 1-2 – Firearms Safety & Treating Ballistic Injuries

Day 3-4 – Tracking, Evasion & Wilderness Survival

Day 5-6 – Emergency Medicine Protocols For Austere Settings

Day 7 – Final Real Time Full Casualty Care Simulation

Over the week ahead, you’ll learn to treat wounds, illness and trauma far from any support network – imprinting skills and composure that unlock the capability to stabilise patients during medical emergencies in remote or disaster-stricken areas.

Hear From Faculty

“For anyone who’s attended WEM courses or is just ready to take those next steps of pushing themselves out of their comfort zones.

Not only practicing to deliver time critical interventions in the harsh environments of a Namibian nature reserve but to also practice the prolonged care of patients where help isn’t around the corner. When your dynamic risk assessment requires you to factor large animals, poisonous wildlife and extremes in climate.

With simulated threats of poachers and those challenging the security of the reserve this course will keep you on your toes whilst you take in the ultimate working safari experience. ” – Scott King

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.

CPD Value:

  • This course has been awarded 39 CPD hours by The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh

What’s included:

  • Tutoring, accommodation and meals
  • Group airport pick-up and drop-off

What’s not:

  • International travel costs
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal equipment

Your Safety Is Our Top Priority & Kit List Preparation

This intensive course combines dynamic lectures and field simulations designed to push your limits while mitigating risks.

We take every precaution to keep participants safe by:

  • Rigorous medical and security gear checks
  • Mandatory insurance policies
  • Close coordination with local emergency services

The group will meet at Hosea Kutako Airport by 13:00 on Day 1 and return at course end. Please review our kit list and travel prepared.

Travel insurance is essential and therefore, for your safety and security, we reserve the right to refuse access to an expedition until we have details of adequate insurance cover provided to us. A suitable policy can be booked through Campbell Irvine.

Please contact us if you have any questions.

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.

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Teaching Faculty

Andy Hughes

Remote Area Paramedic

Scott King

Tactical Care Paramedic Instructor

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