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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    University of Central Lancashire

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    12 months

Course summary

Our MSc Mountain Medicine course is designed to give registered healthcare practitioners interested in expedition, travel, remote, rescue and high-altitude medicine the theoretical and practical knowledge to manage the specific illnesses and diseases that may occur in these environments.

The programme combines practical skills and theory, both in medicine and mountaineering, to equip you with the skills, knowledge and confidence you need to operate successfully in mountain environments. Difficult terrain, high altitudes and harsh weather can quickly lead to life-threatening situations and present unique challenges when it comes to locating and treating casualties and saving lives.

The faculty include some of the most eminent figures in high altitude medicine, top mountain guides and others at the forefront of mountain rescue.

The Postgraduate Diploma course takes place as four week-long modules, two of which are based at the Welsh National Outdoor Centre at Plas y Brenin, one at Fort William in Scotland’s West Coast, and culminates with a week in Arolla in the Swiss Alps.

Why study with us

  • Develop your medical and mountaineering skills in this unique, practical course.
  • You’ll be taught by people who work as expedition and travel medics in a wide range of wilderness and high-altitude areas.
  • This flexible blended learning programme combines face-to-face teaching with an online virtual learning environment to fit around your professional and personal commitments.

Future careers

Where will your Diploma in Mountain Medicine take you? Past alumni and holders of the Diploma in Mountain Medicine have gone on to work as expedition and travel medics in a wide range of wilderness and high-altitude areas and many also provide services giving general medical advice on travel to these areas.

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University information

University of Central Lancashire

  • University League Table

    70th

  • Campus address

    University of Central Lancashire, Preston, Lancashire, PR1 2HE, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    35th out of 35 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 239
    120 49%

    33rd

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    n/a

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.80 76%

    28th

    7

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