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Wales Wilderness Medicine
Wilderness First Responder Level 3

4th - 8th September 2024

Brecon, south wales

£750 student, £799 non-student

Hello to all budding expedition medics!

 

Widely considered the industry standard in Wilderness Medical Training; we're heading back to the valleys and forests of Wales for 5-days jam packed with medical simulation, practical learning and, as always, a good dollop of adventure.  If you have love for the outdoors and all things wilderness medical then this is the course for you.  Valid for 30 CPD points and perfectly suited for all members of the multi-disciplinary team; from junior doctors to experienced paramedics, medical students to budding expedition leaders.  If you're looking to in kick-start your career in remote medicine, or acquire new knowledge and experience, come and learn from us and from each-other.  We're hoping for clear days and sunny skies in this stunning location.

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Topics covered:

  • Mountain Medicine and Basic Ropework

  • Jungle and Tropical Medicine

  • Heat Illness and Hypothermia

  • Trauma Scenarios

  • Expedition Medical Preparation and Planning

  • GPS and Navigation Exercises

  • Medical Kit and Supplies

  • How to get started with Expedition and Wilderness Medicine

  • And much, much more...

Meet our Course Director - Dr Daniel Grace

Dr Daniel Grace is a portfolio GP in South Wales and an experienced wilderness medic. He has worked as an expedition medic in numerous countries including Fiji, Slovenia, and the Canadian Yukon. 

Dan is passionate about teaching and regularly teaches on wilderness medicine courses around the UK. He has taught on all the Unique Expeditions UK courses since they started.

Dan will be leading our Wales course alongside a group of awesome instructors. If you're lucky you might also see Finley, Dan's dog, around camp as well.

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Here's an example of some of the scenarios we practice on the course.

Itinerary

If you'd like to see what each day looks like on our Wales course, click on the itinerary button below. 

*The itinerary for the week will be tailored according to the cohort and the weather so may vary but you can expect plenty of teaching, both of medical and outdoor skills, with time to relax in the evenings around the campfire.

Kit List

You will need:

Tent

Sleeping mat

Appropriate sleeping bag

Camping stove with fuel

Plate, mug and cutlery

Warm clothing including a down jacket

Waterproof top to bottom

Walking boots

Food

Day pack

*If you need to hire additional items we can facilitate this as long as you let us know beforehand.

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Details

We'll be staying at a campsite in the Bannau Brycheiniog Mountain Range in South Wales.  There is fresh water and showers as well as a campfire and classroom for teaching.  All our locations are rural and beautiful so you may want to come down a night early to get set up if you're coming far.  If you're a student check with your University Wilderness Medical Society to see if they're planning on coming or taking a minibus.  If you don't have wheels pop a post in the forum to make contact with someone who may offer you a lift.  The trip is self-catered to keep your costs down.  We recommend Expedition Foods (discount code "unique10") or The Fell Store (discount code "uniqueexpeditions") for your suppers and plenty of snacks.

Full disclosure... this course is amazing!  Don't believe us?  Check out Lydia's review at The Adventure Medic Magazine independent course review here.

Key Information:

Dates: 4th - 8th September 2024

Location: Bannau Brycheiniog National Park, South Wales

 

Student price: £750

Non-student price: £799

Got more questions?  They're probably answered on our FAQ page... and if not then feel free to pop a post in the forum and one of our team will reply to you. If it's a question you'd rather ask privately, you can get in touch with us via the 'Contact Us' page.

WHAT PEOPLE SAY
WALES COURSE

"Excellent range of scenarios covering all environments. Managed to tailor activities to all abilities in a safe and enthusiastic learning space. The leaders were so approachable and had abundant knowledge and positivity."

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