Educational Aims

The aims of this postgraduate programme are:

  1. 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.
  2. To increase the student’s knowledge and skills in providing medical care in a variety of environments.
  3. To increase the student’s awareness of the effects of travel and expeditions on the host countries.
  4. 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.
  5. To meet the diverse needs of a range of learners from different professional backgrounds and healthcare systems.
  6. Facilitation of independent lifelong learning in line with professional body and university objectives.

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