Tropical, Travel and Expedition Medical Skills Course

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.

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 Course

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. 

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

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

T.T.E.M.S. 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

T.T.E.M.S. Course Details

Duration: 5 days

Cost: €950

TTEMS 2022 Dates

  • 30 May to 3 June 2022

Advanced TTEMS 2022 Dates

  • 6-10 June 2022


Pretty Bay, Malta


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.

Clinical Tropical Medicine

The College provides hands on clinical training sites in Africa and Thailand. You can find more information on our clinical placements page.

For the TTEMS offered in Mae Sot, Thailand each January, the clinical tropical medicine experience is included.

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-based medicine even whilst improvising.

Learn from the best

All of our instructors are currently working as healthcare professionals. We have former Special Forces medics, Navy SEAL medics, Special Air Service medics as well as medical doctors with military and expedition experience.

We are passionate about training.