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Links 1 through 10 of 44 by Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) tagged Expedition Medicine

Physiology Bsc at UCL. Oppertunity to complete a module in Space Medicine & Extreme Environment Physiology. Also avalible as a medical intercalation.

1.To provide an understanding of the physiological effects of the space environment upon the human body.

2.To provide an understanding of the biomedical problems associated with long and short duration manned space flight.

3.To provide an overview of medical and health care systems required for long duration space flight.

4.To provide an understanding of the physiological effects of short and long duration exposure to terrestrial high altitude environments.

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The BGTHA aims to promote a multi-disciplinary approach to travel health by bringing together the various disciplines involved in the health of travellers. The aim is to provide a forum for discussion as well as to offer information and education and stimulate research on travel health issues.
Nurses, doctors, pharmacists and others involved in travel and travel medicine are invited to join. In doing they hope to work together to provide better patient care and support.

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The MSc in Global Health aims to develop students’ skills to work as global health practitioners, policy makers or researchers including within health systems, governments, non-governmental organisations and international health and development agencies.

Core Modules:
- Global Health Principles
- Global Disease Burden
- Research Methods and Critical Appraisal for Global Health
- Dissertation

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'TREC' (Travel Health Related Education and Care) courses are designed for registered health care professionals who are either new to the field of Travel Health Care or wishing to update and expand their current knowledge.

TREC was established in 2000 and is accredited as an approved travel health education provider by the Royal College of Nursing.

The courses were developed in response to the interest in, and need for accessible travel-health care, education and vaccine information. To date, over 3000 nurses and doctors have attended training events. We have received very positive feedback from previous students and strive to maintain our reputation for providing friendly but informative education.

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This is a blended e-Learning course. This course takes six months to complete and commences May and November each year. It includes:

Completion of 4 distance learning Units of core material with written assignments including:

- Pre-travel Risk Assessment and Infections I
- Infections II
- Immunisation theory, practice and available vaccines
- Malaria

Attendance of a (compulsory) 2 day residential component in Glasgow at the beginning.

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The Diploma in Travel Medicine (DipTravMed) course is delivered through a blended e-learning approach and is completed over one full calendar year. The diploma is provided by the Faculty of Travel Medicine and is awarded to health professionals who successfully complete all three modules of this multidisciplinary course.

The DipTravMed is suitable to health professionals such as doctors, nurses, pharmacists or allied health professionals who are working in a relevant field and wishing to enhance their specialist knowledge

"To provide suitably qualified and motivated health professionals with theoretical and practical knowledge so that they can accurately and safely advise intending travellers on all aspects of travel hazards that may directly or indirectly affect their health and to increase the student’s awareness of the implications of illness in the returned traveller and the effects of travel on the host countries".

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Clinic is situated right on the slopes of a great ski resort, Big Sky. With thousands of acres of terrain, high speed quads, and relatively few skiers (compared to the big resorts in Colorado and Utah), skiing and snowboarding here cannot be beat. As you may have heard, some students come here just because of that.

However, we feel that it is the hands-on learning experience of working in a Clinic where we see every kind of ski and snowboard injury that stimulates students the most. As a rule, we are able to see these injuries just minutes after the person gets injured. These musculo-skeletal injuries along with a myriad of other medical problems, tourist related and otherwise, give students an experience that they would not otherwise get in medical school.

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The Medicine in the Wild course is a 26-day expedition for 3rd or 4th year medical students focusing on: wilderness medicine, expedition skills, effective medical education and leadership.

The Medicine in the Wild course has four primary objectives:

1. Proficiency in wilderness medicine
2. Understanding peer leadership and teamwork skills
3. Competency in wilderness travel and living skills
4. Knowledge of medical education techniques

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Lists a range of wilderness medicine elective ideas & courses for students.

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BASP are well known by outdoor enthusiasts who require knowledge of first aid in a remote environment, we provide quality training in Outdoor First Aid and Ski Rescue. BASP is also known and respected within the International ski patrol world through the International Ski Patrol Federation (FIPS). We train and grade ski patrollers in the UK and have strong links with the majority of International skiing nations.

We provide First Aid for outdoor users who spend their work or recreation time in a remote or hostile environment. We are approved by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) as a First Aid at Work provider. Our courses are particularly suitable for all the British National Governing Body awards NGB's. We run courses of just a few hours like AED (Defibrillation) training, or 2 day Emergency to 5 days for those wishing to train as Ski Patrol or Rescuers who require more advanced (EMT)Emergency Medical Technician training.

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