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Course offers training in travel health with a difference

If a diploma in expedition and wilderness medicine appeals, then read on...

For nurses who dream of hacking through rainforests or camping in the desert, a new course could help turn it into a working reality.

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A diploma in expedition and wilderness medicine, run by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow and pending accreditation by Glasgow Caledonian University, gives nurses and doctors the clinical knowledge to work in remote environments as well as practical skills such as map reading, lighting fires and pitching tents.

Nurse James Moore set up the course with medical colleague Jon Dallimore to meet the growing demand for medics to attend expeditions or offer advice to patients planning trips. They decided to design the course, due to start in June 2016, after editing the latest edition of the Oxford Handbook of Expedition and Wilderness Medicine.

Mr Moore has more than a


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