Expedition and Wilderness Medicine Pty Ltd.     Telephone +61 (0) 478 789 770     Email admin@expeditionmedicine.com.au
Expedition Medicine training courses  | Frequently Asked Questions - General

FAQs

 

HOW FIT DO I NEED TO BE?

We expect you to have an average level of fitness.

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WHERE WILL WE BE STAYING?

Polar Medicine | Norway.   In Norway you'll be staying at the mountain lodge of Ongajoksetra which is a fantastic venue in the Norwegian wilderness. The accommodation is in a chalet style, with a central hotel building serving fabulous food. It also has several hot tubs, one of which is outdoors.
 
Jungle and Tropical Medicine | Costa Rica.   In Costa Rica you will be based at the El Nido del Tigre Camp on the Rio Pacuare about three hours from Costa Rica's capital, San Jose.
 
Expedition Doctor | Lake District.   We are staying in the picturesque 220 year old mansion Barrow House Youth Hotel on the banks of Derwentwater in Borrowdale, Keswick, Cumbria.
 
Expedition Doctor| Wales. We use as a base Plas y Brenin, The National Mountain Centre in Capel Curig, North Wales.
 
Desert Medicine Medicine | Namibia.   In Namibia we will be based in Damaraland, several hours from Namibia's capital Windhoek.
 
Diving and Marine Medicine | Maldives. In the Maldives we will be staying aboard the Ari Queen, Dive Boat.

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WHO ARE EXPEDITION & WILDERNESS MEDICINE?

The Expedition & Wilderness Medicine was founded by Drs Sean Hudson and Caroline Knox, expedition leaders Mark & Karen Hannaford from Across the Divide Expeditions, and trainer Piers Carter, all veterans of innumerable overseas expeditions and supported by an eclectic panel of experts for whom expeditions and the wilderness are a way of life.

The company is now managed by its co-founder Mark Hannaford as its Managing Director with Dr Amy Hughes as its Medical Director, along with a small number of country directors.

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WHO ARE YOUR PREVIOUS CLIENTS?

Our clients have included the BBC, the Brazilian Government, Capital Radio, the Commonweatlh Games, Across the Divide Expeditions and Raleigh International to name but a few. The expedition experience of the directors stretches across over 200 expeditions and to every single continent.

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WHO GOES ON THESE COURSES?

The Expedition and Wilderness Medicine courses attracts a wide range of ages and experience; from medical professionals who have a vast experience of expedition medicine, to medical students, paramedics, nurses and advanced first-aiders who have an interest in wilderness and travel medicine. The courses are pitched at a high level but due to the practical nature of the subject, most content can be understood by non-medical professionals.

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