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Pharmacology for the Remote Medic

Learn what medications are beneficial for working in a remote or austere environment.

Course Description

For paramedics, remote medics and expedition medics who need to develop head knowledge and hand knowledge of Over the Counter (OTC) and Prescription Only Medications (POM) 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 drugs encountered by those who manage and treat adults in remote settings.  

Topics Covered

  • Introduction to Pharmacology
  • Pharmacokinetics, Pharmacodynamics and Drug Metabolism
  • Classification of Drugs
  • Introduction to Over-the-Counter Drugs
  • Drugs for Altitude
  • Drugs for Tropical Diseases
  • Hydration, Fluid and Electrolyte Balance
  • Case Studies for Remote Medics


See a sample of the first lecture

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There are seven chapter quizzes, ten case study quizzes and one online final exam. Pass rate for all quizzes and exams are 80%. In order to receive CPD credit all examinations must be completed. Each exam can be taken multiple times and are open book.




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Duration of Course Online

40 hours of CPD / CME credit



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