Home Paramedic Jobs UK Ambulance Paramedic Books Training Resources Equipment EMS Links E-Mail

Expedition Medic Course - By Prometheus Medical

A Course for Professionals

Expemed Expedition Medics Course

Suturing on EverestEver wondered how far your medical skills can take you? Ever wanted to be an Expedition Medic? Ever wanted an all expenses paid trip to the Mongolian wilderness?

“My first role as an expedition medic was on the Mongol Derby (a 1000km race across Mongolia on semi-wild ponies) last year and I found the ExpeMed course provided an excellent introduction to expedition medicine.  It really helped to prepare me for what was required both before and during the trip – Highly recommended” – Gary Robertson, paramedic

ExpeMed is the UK’s longest established expedition medicine course and aims to provide healthcare professionals with the confidence, knowledge and practical skills to plan for an expedition, maintain the expedition’s health and manage illness and injuries in a remote location. The subjects covered include expedition planning and preparation, pre-hospital emergency medicine in the field, improvisation techniques and health protection for expeditions.

As well as small-group practical sessions, the course consists of a series of interactive outdoor training scenarios to enhance skills of teamwork, communication, leadership and improvisation during activities such as casualty extrication from a vehicle with limited equipment. These interactive sessions are interspersed with a small number of superb short lectures outlining key issues such tropical medicine, diving medicine, altitude medicine and climatic injuries.

The instructional faculty includes highly experienced doctors, paramedics and expedition medics, HEMS doctors, Mount Everest expedition medics, former SAS doctors and specialists in fields such as tropical medicine and diving  – all current and highly respected in their field. In keeping with Prometheus’ reputation for educational innovation, teaching is largely based on realistic practical scenarios delivered in a challenging, fun and highly stimulating way. Course numbers are limited to maintain the educational value and course cohesion.

Students will also be given the opportunity to be contacted with details of requests from companies for expedition medics. Prometheus Medical supports The Adventurists’ each year by providing the medical team for their Mongol Derby; a 1000km race across Mongolia on semi-wild ponies. Individuals attending ExpeMed are eligible for this expedition and will be given preferential consideration.

Join our Jobs & Training Mailing List
Enter your name and email address below:
Subscribe Unsubscribe

Add your training course here

Course Dates

Typical entry requirements

Professional Accreditation

Course Duration: 4 days

Course Dates for 2016:

  • 19 - 22 May

Combat Medical Technician

ExpeMed™ is listed on the Wilderness Medical Society (WMS) website as eligible for their Fellowship programme, Fellow of the Academy of Wilderness Medicine™ (FAWM).

Course Costs

For more information

Contact Information

Course Fee:
£590 plus VAT.

Limited free accommodation is available


Web: www.prometheusmed.com

Apply online by clicking here

Telephone enquiries: +44 (0)1568 613942

Fax: +44 (0)1568 620032

Email: enquiries@prometheusmed.com

All information in this section is assumed to be correct at the time of publishing. Check with your local training department before carrying out any of the procedures discussed in this section. The Paramedic Resource Centre cannot be held responsible for any error or omission in any page on this site, or for the content of any external web site which has a link from this page. The training courses listed on this page are advertised by other organisations. A listing in this section does not mean that The Paramedic Resource Centre endorses, recommends or otherwise provides any warranty that the organisation is a reputable organisation and we cannot be held liable for any damages or other losses suffered as a result of your interaction with such organisations. Please ensure that you are happy with the professional nature and reputation of an organisation before undertaking any commitment with them.

Copyright © 2001-2016   Paramedic Resource Centre                     Privacy & Cookie Policy
All views and opinions expressed on the Paramedic Resource Centre are entirely ours and are not necessarily the views and opinions of any other person or organisation.