Intro to Polar & Expedition Medicine, New Zealand
During this action-packed week you’ll learn the essentials of polar travel, survival and cold weather medicine while immersed in a polar environment. Our team consists of doctors who have spent significant time providing cover and exploring polar and high-altitude environments, supported by a team of experts who bringing enhanced expertise and knowledge of life in some of nature’s most extreme environments.
This highly-practical course gives you the opportunity to experience a polar environment first hand. You’ll travel by ski, snowshoes and dogsled, sessions on avalanche awareness and rescue will teach you safe route choice, you’ll learn to build snow shelters with the opportunity to sleep overnight in your constructions and learn how to build a polar camp fit for any expedition. The extensive practical content will be supported by a comprehensive curriculum of cold weather and altitude medicine, taught through lectures and workshops.
Before heading home you’ll take part in a rescue scenario testing your newly acquired skills under the expert guidance of the WEM team.
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
What’s not included?
Travel and health insurance
Drinks and food purchased from the bar
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.