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University of Central Lancashire: MSc Mountain Medicine

Institution University of Central Lancashire
Department School of Medicine
Telephone 01772 892400
Study type Taught


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.

Our guiding team is made up of hand-picked, highly qualified IFMGA mountain guides and mountain instructors. They have experience of climbing, skiing and guiding all over the World and bring a huge depth of experience to their role as trainers on the Diploma in Mountain Medicine. They provide friendly, top class instruction and coaching so both beginners and seasoned mountaineers will benefit from time in the hills with them.

This flexible blended learning programme combines face-to-face teaching with an online virtual learning environment to fit around your professional and personal commitments.

Master of Science - MSc (PG)

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