We’ve brought together Dr Sean Hudson MBE and Mark Evans MBE together for an unforgettable Desert Medicine course in Sharqiya Sands (formerly Ramlat al-Wahiba), Oman. This 6-day course will focus on medical and survival skills needed while working with teams across the world’s stunning desert landscapes.
Our Desert Medicine team draw from extensive experience across the world’s deserts and will be sharing their knowledge and skills, giving you a comprehensive understanding of how to lead and provide medical cover on desert expeditions.
Mark Evans MBE brings incredible knowledge of exploration, especially in Oman with several desert crossings and a 1,700km solo kayak journey along Oman’s coastline. In 2011 Mark was awarded the MBE for his work using expeditions to promote intercultural understanding.
Sean Hudson MBE has been exploring and working in desert environments throughout his career, in 2016 he was the medical lead for first ever crossing of the Rub Al Khali, the largest sand desert on earth. In 2017 Sean was awarded the MBE for services to Providing Medical Aid and Education.
Over one-week Mark, Sean and the team will take you on a two part expedition on foot, supported by vehicles and camels through Sharqiya Sands. The desert will be your home for the duration of the course with a brief stop midway for a shower and freshen up. You’ll learn how to overcome the obstacles of the desert and work with the environment to make the most of desert expeditions. The WEM team will guide you through what it takes to keep your expedition team healthy in a desert environment and deliver the clinical skills you will require should anything go wrong.
Expedition and logistical support will be provided by the hugely experienced team at Outward Bound Oman.
Accreditation will be offered through the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. We estimate 30 hours of CPD will be awarded for the complete course.
All tutoring, accommodation and meals during the course
WEM care package
What’s not included?
Travel and health insurance
Do you need travel and health insurance?
We recommend all participants travelling outside of their home country, or where aero-medical evacuation may be required, have specific travel insurance in place for the expedition.
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.