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Expedition and Wilderness Medicine | Lake Bohinj, Slovenia | October 2022

£995.00

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

This is medicine at the sharp end.  Our internationally-renowned five day Expedition and Wilderness Medicine course gives you all the skills and expertise you need to become a competent member of an expedition medical team

Join us on the road to adventure.

Start: 17 October 2022, 08:30
End: 21 October 2022, 16:00

  • Spaces Left: LOW
  • Prerequisites:
    • Medical or Allied Health Professional
    • Students in the final two years of study

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Description

Expedition and Wilderness Medicine – Slovenia

Re-energise your career and set your sights on new horizons. These five days of inspiring training open up the world of expedition medicine to all medical professionals.

Over the years, we’ve watched our alumni take part in expeditions across the globe, respond to emergencies or natural disasters and gain placements with organisations such us Raleigh International, UK-Med, Team Rubicon and Médecins Sans Frontières.

All this is out there for the taking – this is your route to adventure.

Overview

Our Expedition & Wilderness Medicine course set on the shores of the stunning Lake Bohinj offers the same great content as our UK-based courses with additional workshops, a night out bivvying and more time outdoors.

You’ll spend over half your time focusing on practical group work and there’ll be a chance to explore the mountain behind the hostel. Our team of experienced expedition medics will deliver various lectures covering the essential content you need to know out on expedition anywhere across the globe. 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.

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.

This course now includes the WEM care package which contains branded stickers, lanyard and 10l dry bag.

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

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

Do you need travel and health insurance?
The UK Foreign Office advises,” The EHIC won’t cover medical repatriation, ongoing medical treatment or non-urgent treatment, so you should make sure you have adequate travel insurance and accessible funds to cover the cost of any medical treatment and repatriation.”
We never advise travel without adequate insurance, there are a wide variety of options at a very affordable rate.…it really is worth it!

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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 €30 per night direct via info@pac.si or call + 386 (0)4 5723 461 

There is a free group transfer available from Ljubljana airport departing at 1800 Sunday 16th October, a return group transfer will depart the hostel at 0900 on Saturday 22nd October. 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 www.rome2rio.com a super helpful site. 

 

 

Course Content

  • Pre-expedition planning & screening
  • Pre-existing & common conditions
  • Public health
  • Security on expeditions
  • Medico-legal issues
  • Altitude Environments
  • Cold Environments
  • Hot Environments
  • Tropical medicine overview
  • Dentistry
  • Mental health on expeditions
  • Primary survey
  • RTC management
  • Fracture management
  • Maxillofacial trauma workshop
  • Aeromedical evacuations
  • Navigation
  • Rope skills
  • Water disinfection
  • Wound care
  • Medical kits
  • Communications
  • Group management, behaviour and CRM
  • Bivvy night out
  • Search and Rescue exercise

Itinerary by day

(Course content and timings subject to change.)

 

 

What’s included?
  • All tutoring, accommodation and meals during the course
  • WEM care package
  • Downloadable course resources
  • Safety equipment
What’s not included?
  • Travel costs
  • Travel and health insurance
  • Personal equipment
  • Drinks and food purchased from the bar
  • Activities provided by PAC Sports – SUPs, Bike, Canoes, etc.
Do you need travel and health insurance?

The UK Foreign Office advises,

” The EHIC won’t cover medical repatriation, ongoing medical treatment or non-urgent treatment, so you should make sure you have adequate travel insurance and accessible funds to cover the cost of any medical treatment and repatriation.”

We never advise travel without adequate insurance, there are a wide variety of options at a very affordable rate,…it really is worth it!

Please ensure that you follow the kit list and bring adequate kit. On the whole the weather is very good at this time of year rain is possible and cold temperatures are to be expected. Some additional warm layers, hats and gloves will come in handy, especially if we are working outside.

 

 

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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Reviews

  1. Francis

    A “must have course! ” one of a kind learning sphere that outweighted my expectations. Just the right program where I was able to connect my professional background and interests in one avenue.

    The course is jam-packed with necessary learning Module. It is my pleasure to be Inspired and learn form flexible, friendly and skilled faculty. Coupled with veriety of creative techniques and teaching strategies made learning easy and interesting. Most of all, the shared life experiences from these professionals fuels the flame to aspire more on this field of experties.
    I am looking forward for more WEM course to attend.
    BeExtreme. Havala!

  2. Poppy Allen

    I thoroughly enjoyed this course. It was varied from beginning to end with a good balance of lectures and practical workshops. The staff were incredibly knowledgeable and always happy to answer any questions. Topics that I was hoping to be covered over the week all were – as well as additional topics that I hadn’t necessarily thought of before. Accommodation was basic but all that was needed as you spend so much time doing activities (who wants to spend time in their room?!). The kitchen staff were very accommodating and made good alternative meals for vegans/ allergy sufferers. I had a great time – thanks!

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