The Faculty of Pre-Hospital Care

Programme Overview

The programme aims to give registered healthcare practitioners the theoretical and practical knowledge to manage the specific illnesses and diseases that may occur in the mountain environment. This flexible blended learning programme provides a unique and challenging programme that combines mountaineering and medicine. It provides a range of interesting learning opportunities, encompassing theoretical knowledge and practical mountain skills.


Programme Aims

The programme aims to give registered healthcare practitioners the theoretical and practical knowledge to manage the specific illnesses and diseases that may occur in the mountain environment.

To this end students taking this programme can expect to gain:

  • an understanding of the physiological changes associated with exercise and with living at altitude
  • an appreciation of the mountain environment, and the environmental factors that may lead to illness or injury
  • knowledge of aspects of travel medicine that are important to mountain travel
  • proficiency in the practical skills of survival and mountain rescue
  • training in the management of altitude related disease and in the specific problems of managing illnesses and injuries that occur during a journey to the mountain environment.
Target Group

This programme is aimed at registered healthcare practitioners working or wishing to work in a mountain medicine environment.


Accreditation


undefinedThe RCSEd Mountain Medicine programme is accredited by the UIAA (International Climbing and Mountaineering Federation) and their associated partners, ISMM (the International Society for Mountain Medicine) and ICAR (the International Commission for Alpine Rescue). Students successfully completing the Certificate year of the programme are also awarded the UIAA\ISMM\ICAR Diploma in Mountain Medicine (DiMM)

Upcoming System Maintenance & Network Disruption

Due to essential systems maintenance and upgrades there will be intermittent interruptions to some on-line services on Saturday 27th of February. There will be further interruption to some core services on Wednesday 2nd and Thursday 3rd of March.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

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