Tropical, Travel and Expedition Medical Skills Course

The College of Remote and Offshore Medicine Foundation offers our TTEMS course. It consists of online learning and one week of hands-on skills.

This course is not accredited by the Malta Further and Higher Education Authority.  This course does give FAWM credits towards the WMS Fellowship.

Tropical, Travel and Expedition Medical Skills focuses on wilderness, tropical, expedition, and travel medicine. The course is based on disease and non-battle injury (DNBI) research found in the review of recent expeditions and military deployments. It focuses on the top twenty injuries and ailments found in remote clinics worldwide as well as the top ten tropical disease killers. The module culminates with a prolonged field care exercise.

  • Online Content: On-demand, taken at your own pace (€75)
  • Classroom Content:
    • 9-13 January 2023, Pretty Bay, Malta (€950)
    • 6-10 March 2023, Oslo, Norway (€950)
    • 17-21 April 2023, Pretty Bay, Malta (€950)

Click here to book onto this course.

TTEMS Course

The first week of this programme covers the basics of tropical medicine, expedition medicine and the practice of healthcare in remote and austere environments. We include prolonged field care experience working on live casualties. 

Advanced TTEMS

The second week of this programme covers the advanced topics in tropical medicine, expedition medicine and the practice of healthcare in remote and austere environments. This week includes an introduction to the use of Ultrasound for diagnostics on tropical diseases and in expedition medicine. 

The FAWM is an academic award available to all medical professionals.

More information is available on the FAWM website.

FAWM credit cannot be awarded for the webinar based courses.

Both of these courses have been used by NREMT Paramedics to meet CME requirements for recertification.

TTEMS Instructors:

Aebhric O’Kelly

Aebhric O’Kelly is a former US Army Green Beret, a Psychologist and a board certified Critical Care Paramedic. He is the Dean of the College of Remote and Offshore Medicine Foundation.  Aebhric has an extensive teaching background, including on the NATO Special Operations Combat Medic course in Pfullendorf, Germany. He is currently writing a clinical doctorate from the University of Stirling.

Dr Winston de Mello

Winston was the curriculum director for the MoD Battlefield Advanced Trauma Life Support (BATLS) course for over twenty years. He is a consultant anaesthetist and has spent many years living and working in various countries in Africa.

TTEMS Course

The first week of this programme covers the basics of tropical medicine, expedition medicine and healthcare practice in remote and austere environments. We include prolonged field care experience working on live casualties.

Advanced TTEMS Course

The second week of this programme covers the advanced topics in tropical medicine, expedition medicine and healthcare practice in remote and austere environments. This week includes an introduction to the use of Ultrasound for diagnostics on tropical diseases and in expedition medicine.

Advanced TTEMS course dates: spring semester 2023

TTEMS Course Content

Remote and Offshore Planning, Head and EENT Emergencies, Feet and Skin Issues, Dental Emergencies, Orthopaedic Injuries, Critical Care and Aviation Medicine, Altitude Medicine, Dive Medicine, Analgesics and Antibiotics, Genitourinary and Sexual Health, Snakebites, Stings and Wee Beasties, Expedition Health and Hygiene, Joint Reductions, Long-term Wound Care, Steri-strips and suturing, Introduction to Tropical Medicine, Austere Clinical Laboratory, Emerging Infectious Diseases, Influenza, Ebola and Avian Flu, Infectious Skin Diseases, Tropical Water Supply and Sanitation, Top Ten Tropical Diseases, Diarrhoea and the Management of Acute Dehydration, Tropical Pharmacology, Tropical Medicine Case Studies.

Click on the picture below to watch the YouTube video of the TTEMS course

Clinical Tropical Medicine

The College provides hands-on clinical training opportunities. You can find more information on our clinical placements page.

Prolonged Field Care

The College of Remote and Offshore Medicine incorporates PFC scenarios during this course. Delegates will be required to assess, manage and monitor their casualties for extended periods of time under resource poor environments.

Live Casualty Simulations

The TTEMS course includes hands on experience with live casualty scenarios with our special effects makeup artists. These professionals have worked on films such as Gladiator and World War Z.

You will need to have a set of clothes that you don’t mind getting a bit dirty and red.​

Improvised Medicine

During the TTEMS courses we include opportunities for delegates to learn how to make medical equipment and practice improvised medicine.

We are adamant that we must provide best practice, evidence medicine even whilst improvising.

TTEMS Course Details

    • Duration:  5 days
    • Cost: €950.

Upgrade your Trauma Skills

Do you need to brush up on your trauma patient assessment skills? Has it been awhile since you have done anything in a pre-hospital setting? We offer the ITLS course on the day before the TTEMS classroom begins.

For more information, see our ITLS course page

 

Learn from the best

All of our instructors are currently working within professional healthcare – former Special Forces medics, Navy SEAL medics, Special Air Service medics and doctors with military and expedition experience.

We are passionate about training.​