The aims of this postgraduate programme are:
- To provide suitably qualified and motivated health professionals with theoretical and practical knowledge so that they can understand the health issues affecting people travelling in austere locations.
- To increase the student’s knowledge and skills in providing medical care in a variety of environments.
- To increase the student’s awareness of the effects of travel and expeditions on the host countries.
- Cultivate the development of scientific understanding and critical skills to enable students to develop into reflective practitioners who practice using the latest evidence based medicine and outdoor skills.
- To meet the diverse needs of a range of learners from different professional backgrounds and healthcare systems.
- Facilitation of independent lifelong learning in line with professional body and university objectives.