- During the course, all medical kit needed will be available to you.
- There will also be an opportunity to purchase items to add to your own personal med kit.
The aim of the Tropical, Travel & Expedition Medical Skills (TTEMS) 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.
Prior to arrival for the five day classroom training each student will have access to 40 guided online learning hours. This includes videos, powerpoint lectures and downloadable handouts covering the topics taught during the classroom training.
The TTEMS course will expand on the topics covered during the online learning. It will be hands on with scenario based patient assessments and casualty simulation with Hollywood trained special effects artists. The course is based in the stunning Pretty Bay beach on the southern coast of Malta. The course will be both lecture and hands on. Merit Training faculty aims to present these operational skills in a logical and progressive manner culminating in scenario based training with realistic moulage using Hollywood trained special effects artists with live casualty simulation.
Intro to Tropical and Expedition Medicine
Remote and Offshore Medical Planning
History Taking for the Remote Practitioner
Head and EENT Emergencies
Feet and Skin Issues
Medical Emergencies: The six main medical problems in remote areas
Advanced Pharmacology: Analgesics & Antibiotics
Genitourinary Issues and sexual health
Snakebites, Stings and Wee Beasties
Expedition Health & Hygiene
Expedition/Remote Site Medical Kits
Long Term Wound Care, Steri Strips and Suturing
Day Four and Five:
Intro to Tropical Medicine and Entrance Exam
Emerging Infectious Diseases
Infectious Skin Diseases
Influenza, Ebola & Avian Flu
Tropical Water Supply & Sanitation
Top 10 Tropical Diseases and treatments
Diarrhoea & the Management of Acute Dehydration
Lab Diagnosis for Tropical Diseases
Tropical Medicine Cases
TTEMS Certificate Exam
The TTEMS course is accredited by the College of Remote and Offshore Medicine and the Wilderness Medical Society for up to 29.75 hours of continuing medical education. These hours can also be used to meet some of the requirements for the Fellowship for the Academy of Wilderness Medicine (FAWM).
All TTEMS students can choose to sit for the Health & Safety and the Food Safety exams whilst on the course in Malta. These exams and certification are free to all TTEMS students.
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Airport transfers are not included in the course package. Taxis can easily be picked up outside Malta International Airport.
We do not provide physical textbooks or PDF copies of textbooks (eBooks). If you choose to purchase the physical textbook, you may do so at your own expense.
The deposit of € 250 is non-refundable.
Any payments made can be refunded (minus € 250) on cancellation in writing (by email) no less than one month in advance of the classroom training phase dates.
Refunds will be made by bank transfer, within one month from date of cancellation.
As this is a popular class and places fill up quickly, it is recommended to secure your place earlier rather than later.
Merit Training's Tropical and Expedition Medical Skills course consists of two components:
The prerequisite requirement for this course is medical training to the level of
Paramedic or Nurse or Doctor.
CoROM (College of Remote and Offshore Medics)
Questions and persons whom to contact directly at Merit Training:
Making a payment:
Account Number: 40022908454
Bank address: Bank of Valletta plc, 58, Zachary Street, Valletta, Malta
It is Merit Training's strict policy to supply a "Letter of Invitation" only when the booking process has been completed.
The booking process is complete when:
Generally, a scanned copy of this letter is acceptable for the purpose of supporting a visa application.
Should applicants wish to receive the original copy of this letter by post, Merit Training can do so, at no extra charge.
It can also be sent by courier, for a charge of €40. (Payable in advance, by credit card or by PayPal.)
Request a letter of invitation here.
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