Minor Illness Course

The MIC is an online course worth 40 hours of continuing professional development.

Learn how to assess and manage minor illnesses seen in a remote and austere environments.

It is a three part programme that includes the Minor Emergencies Course, Minor Illness Course and Pharmacology for the Remote Medic.

The aim for this course is to provide innovative and expert medical skills for the operational, deployed and offshore practitioners to become better and more proficient in their professional career.

MIC Final Exam

The final exam is open book and taken online. The pass mark is 80% or higher. There are 35 multiple choice questions and you are given one hour to complete it. There are no retests for this exam. If you fail this exam you will have to retake the entire course.

8 Lessons

  1. Core Skills

    This module includes the skills required for taking a clinical history whilst working in remote clinics. It covers: History Taking, Physical Examination, Differential Diagnosis, Clinical Reasoning, Prescription & Administration Of Drugs, Medical Documentation and Referral & Follow-Up

  2. Respiratory Diseases

    This module includes: A Review Of Anatomy & Physiology, Upper Respiratory Tract Infections, Lower Respiratory Tract Infections, Allergic Rhinitis, Common Cold, Influenza, Pneumonia, Asthma and COPD

  3. Cardiovascular Diseases​

    This module includes: Review Of Anatomy & Physiology, Hypertension and Angina

  4. Neurology Diseases

    This module includes: Review Of Anatomy & Physiology, Headaches, Dizziness, Neck Pain, General Approach To Pain Management, Motion Sickness, Insomnia, Stress, Anxiety and Depression

  5. Gastrointestinal Diseases

    This module includes: Review Of Anatomy & Physiology, Diarrhoea, Constipation, Vomiting, Abdominal Pain, Dyspepsia, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Roundworm Infection, Threadworm Infection, Acute Appendicitis, Haemorrhoids

  6. Genitourinary Diseases

    This module includes: Review Of Anatomy & Physiology, Acute Cystitis, Chlamydial Genital Infection, Epididymitis, Testicular Torsion, Vaginitis, Dysmenorrhoea

  7. Skin Diseases

    This module includes: Anatomy and Physiology, Athletes foot, Furuncle/Boil, Contact Dermatitis, Dry Skin, Scabies, Insect Bites & Stings​, Head Lice, Bed Bugs, Lyme Disease, Skin Warts, Wound Management, Ingrown Toenail, Fungal Nail Infections, Sunburn

  8. Diseases of the Ears, Nose, Eyes and Throat​

    This module includes: Anatomy And Physiology, Epistaxis, Sinusitis, Sore Throat, Aphthous Ulcer, Acute Otitis Externa, Acute Otitis Media, Styes, Allergic Conjunctivitis, Common Dental Issues

MIC Course Details

  • Duration: Self paced online learning
  • Cost: €75
  • Start anytime
  • Online access for one year


Who is this for

For paramedics, remote medics and expedition medics who need to develop head knowledge and hand knowledge of minor injuries that they may see whilst working in the Middle East, on oil rigs, transit vessels and remote clinics worldwide. This course provides an excellent background of knowledge on the most common presenting injuries and conditions encountered by those who manage and treat adults in remote and austere settings.

Learn from the best

All of our instructors are currently working as healthcare professionals. We have former Special Forces medics, city based paramedics, remote medic as well as medical doctors with military and expedition experience.

We are passionate about training.​