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UTAS – Expedition Medicine Short Courses

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These eight day intensive and practical residential courses are now being offered by the University of Tasmania in partnership with the Australian Antarctic Division and TasTAFE as stand-alone courses or as an elective unit as part of the Remote and Polar Health stream of our Master of Public Health program.

Expedition Med

Both courses provide both theoretical and practical coverage of the following topics:
• Pre-expedition planning and medical kits
• Wilderness emergency medical response
• Search and rescue
• Steep terrain rescue
• Use of stretchers and splints
• Leadership and teamwork
• Remote area communications
• Navigation and environmental medicine (cold injury, high altitude medicine and avalanche burial and rescue)

Expedition Med – Flyer

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