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Expedition Medicine and Leadership Winter Course

Practical applications of Expedition medicine.

Join Endeavour’s expert faculty in the stunning French Alps of Morzine for a practical and immersive approach to working in remote environments.

This course takes a holistic approach to expedition medicine through being entirely scenario and workshop based. You will work through real life scenarios examining how medical care integrates with human factors and leadership when coordinating care.

COURSE STRUCTURE

  • One day lecture based (online learning)
  • Four days practical in Morzine
The pre course lectures give you the necessary background knowledge you need to approach the practical aspects of working in remote environments. The lectures are accessed on line and available two weeks prior to the course and for the duration of the course. The 4 day practical course will encompass scenarios, workshops and discussions to deliver an immersive experience of Expedition Medicine and Leadership. The course will run from 2-7pm enabling you to enjoy the mountains in the morning.

Lectures include: 

  • Preparing for Expedition
  • Medico legal aspects of expedition medicine
  • Public health – keeping everyone safe
  • Medical Kits
  • Leadership in Practice
  • Environmental lectures
    – Altitude
    – Cold
    – Heat
    – Tropical Medicine
    – Dive
  • Analgesia in remote locations
  • Trauma in remote settings
  • Mental health considerations
  • Expedition Nutrition
  • Global health and sustainability on expedition
  • Expeditions post Covid

Practical Course – 4 Days

In this fresh approach to expedition medicine we will utilise the course time to immerse you in the situational and human factors that impact on your decision making around physical and mental health on expedition.

The course will be delivered through practical workshops, scenarios, discussions and debate. Practical workshops will take place on the mountain and include: trauma, packaging casualties, fractures, dislocations and splinting, radio work, rope skills and basic navigation.

LOGISTICS

Course cost £495

Location:  The course is held in the centre of Morzine.

Travel: you must book your fights and transfers.

A list of transfer companies can be found HERE

Accommodation: You are required to book your own travel and accommodation in Morzine.

A list of accommodation with various options from low to high end can be found HERE.

Please note there is a free bus from St Jean D’aulps and Les Gets into Morzine which takes approximately 10-15 minutes.

OTHER COURSES

EXPEDITION MEDICINE AND LEADERSHIP SUMMER COURSE

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