The College of Remote and Offshore Medicine Foundation offers the Intensive Care for Austere and Remote Environments which is part of the BSc of Remote Practice Paramedic. It consists of online learning and one week of foundational learning.

  • Online Content: Moodle-based, self-paced learning.
  • Classroom Content: Five-day hands-on scenario-based learning. There will not be any PowerPoint based lectures. This is all experiential and team-based learning using real-life casualties in prolonged field care scenarios.

This course is accredited for 10 college credits through the European Credit Transfer Scheme. This equals 1/6th of a college school year. These credits can be transferred worldwide.

Update from Autumn Semester 2021:

The College is launching our Masters in Science in Austere Critical Care. This two-year course will cover advanced concepts of critical care specifically needed for the advanced practitioner working in remote, austere and resource-poor environments.

Online Course Content

Part I Online:

  • Fundamentals of Ultrasound
  • Acid Base Pathologies
  • Austere Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis
  • Advanced Prolonged Field Care
  • Aircraft Fundamentals
  • Safety and Survival
  • Trauma Management
  • Advanced ECGs
  • Introduction to Mechanical Ventilators
  • Fundamental Concepts of Haemodynamic Monitoring
  • Flight Physiology
  • Advanced Airway Management Techniques
  • Neurological Emergencies
  • The Critical Cardiac Patient
  • Respiratory Patient
  • Burn Patients
  • General Medical Patient
  • Environmental injuries.

In Class Course Content

Part II Classroom Training:

  • Full day of Ultrasound
  • Blood Gas Analysis
  • Austere Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis
  • Prolonged Field Care Scenarios
  • Acute Burns Patient
  • Acute Septic Patient
  • Acute Blast Injuries
  • Acute Hypothermic Patient
  • Advanced ECGs
  • Introduction to Mechanical Ventilators
  • Fundamental Concepts of Haemodynamic Monitoring
  • Ultrasound Guided Femoral and EJ Cannulation


Your instructors will be drawn from our faculty of critical care specialists. They include board certified critical care consultants and critical care paramedics.


​Cost is €1250

How to book onto this course