This module aims to expand on the medical topics covered in RPP103 and RPP201. This module focuses on the practice of medicine in remote and austere conditions in resource poor environments.

Competences

at the end of the module/unit the learner will have acquired the responsibility and autonomy to:

1. The delegate will learn to manage remote medical emergencies independently that require problem-solving techniques where there are many factors, some of which interact and lead to unpredictable outcomes.

2. The delegate will show creativity in managing remote medical emergencies, manages people and reviews performance of self and others; trains others to assist him during medical emergencies.

3. The delegate will express a comprehensive internalised personal world view by utilising the Gibbs reflective model for reflecting on past performance.

4. The delegate will learn skills to undertake further emergency medical studies with a degree of autonomy.

Knowledge

at the end of the module/unit the learner will have been exposed to the following:

1. The delegate will build on their foundational knowledge of the injuries and emergencies found during expeditions and in remote clinics, and will develop advanced concepts for medical treatments for injuries found in remote and austere environments.

2. The delegate will develop strategic and creative responses in researching solutions to well defined concrete and abstract problems.

3. The delegate will learn to makes judgements based on knowledge of relevant social and ethical issues surrounding patient assessment, trauma assessment and medical assessment including the treatments for medical emergencies found in resource poor environments. 

Skills

at the end of the module/unit the learner will have mastered the following skills:

Applying knowledge and understanding

The learner will be able to:

Judgment Skills and Critical Abilities

The delegate will be able to: 

1. Understand the assessment and treatment of advanced injuries and illnesses found during expeditions and in remote clinics.

2. Demonstrate the assessment and treatment of casualties in a remote clinical setting for an extended period of time.

3. Understand the assessment and treatment of tropical medical illnesses and injuries.

4. Demonstrate and interpret comprehensive knowledge of causes and pathophysiology into the management of medical emergencies found in remote areas and in tropical parts of the world.

5. Identify and manage comprehensive knowledge of the causes and pathophysiology into these remote illnesses.

6. Interpret and apply microbiological assessment findings with for rapid diagnostic tests for various tropical medicine diseases.

7. Demonstrate the use of ultrasound for procedures and assessment in a resource poor environment.