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Expedition & Wilderness Medicine | Corfe Castle | March 2023


Our internationally renowned Expedition and Wilderness Medicine courses provide aspiring and experienced expedition doctors, nurses, paramedics and advanced medics with the skills and practical knowledge to become valuable members of an expedition medical team.

“WEM has provided training for a huge number of Raleigh medics over the years. We highly recommend our medics do an expedition and wilderness medicine course through WEM to help them prepare for their expedition.” – Raleigh Medical Coordination Manager.

Start: 6 March 2022, 08:30
End: 9 March 2022, 15:30

  • Spaces Left: High
  • Prerequisites:
    • Medical or Allied Health Professional
    • Students in the final year of study

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Intro Expedition and Wilderness Medicine Course

An exciting 4-day course which aims to open up the world of expedition and wilderness medicine to all medical professionals and help you mix adventure into your career.


Our Expedition and Wilderness Medicine course is designed to be the most comprehensive 4-day introductory training course a medic can be part of. Our expert faculty blend engaging lecture content with hands on practical skills essential to all expedition medics.

During the first 3 days of the Expedition and Wilderness Medicine course your time will be split 50/50 between lectures and practical group work, the evenings will vary between socialising, challenge tasks and special guest lectures. The final day will focus on a search and rescue scenario where you will combine your skills to locate, rescue, treat and evacuate a casualty.

Accreditation will be offered through the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. We estimate 24 hours of CPD will be awarded for the complete course.

All UK courses now include the WEM care package which contains branded stickers, lanyard and 10L dry bag.

We highly recommend arriving the day before the Wilderness Medicine course, you can book additional accommodation for the Sunday night directly with Brenscombe Outdoor Centre.

What’s included?
All tutoring, accommodation and meals during the course
Downloadable course resources
Safety equipment

What’s not included?
Travel costs
Insurance (for international travellers)
Personal equipment
Drinks and food purchased from the bar

Please ensure that you follow the kit list and bring adequate kit. The weather is generally stable in this area of the UK, however, as an exposed coastal region strong winds and driving rain may be possible.

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We highly recommend arriving the day before the course, you can book additional B&B accommodation for Sunday night directly with Brenscombe Outdoor Centre for approximately £40 per night direct via or call +44 (0) 1929 481222

We like to encourage car sharing among our delegates, this is often especially helpful for those travelling from overseas, if you would like to care share please head to the Corfe event page on Facebook to start the conversation.

When making travel plans we find a super helpful sight, you can find out various door to door travel option both internationally and from within the UK.

Course Content

  • Overview of Extreme Medicine
  • Opportunities for AHPs
  • Pre-Expedition Planning
  • Security & risk in austere settings
  • Pre-Existing & Common Conditions
  • Hot Environments
  • Cold Environments
  • Altitude Environments
  • Tropical Environments
  • Humanitarian Medicine
  • Human Factors & CRM
  • Communications & Navigation
  • Mental Health
  • Trauma Introduction
  • RTC Extrication
  • Primary Survey
  • Fracture Management
  • SAR Ex
  • Public Health
  • Wound Dressing
  • Analgesia
  • Medical Kits
  • Dive Medicine
  • Aeromedical Evacuation
  • Medicolegal

*Please note: final itinerary may vary slightly

We select our teaching faculty for their academic qualifications, expedition experience and their ability to educate and inspire. Between them, our remarkable faculty have a depth of experience, living and working in the most remote corners of the world, achieving notable success in the face of extreme challenge and adversity.





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