SOF Medical Preparation Course

The Special Operations Forces Medical Preparation course is designed for military, police and operational personnel who are training for the following programmes:

  • NATO Special Operations Combat Medic, Pfullendorf, Germany
  • 18D programme
  • US Navy SOCM
  • 68W SOCM
  • SAS team medics course
  • Battlefield Advanced Trauma Life Support, United Kingdom
  • Medical Support Unit, Hereford

This programme provides Basic Sciences that gives foundational knowledge that will build up to advanced medical studies. It also includes Clinical Medicine that team medics and SOF medics will see on a day-to-day basis. It concludes with the Tactical Medicine topics in order to get a jump start on the classes taught during SOF Medical courses throughout the world.

  • Anatomy & physiology
  • microbiology
  • pathophysiology

Basic Sciences

  • minor emergencies course
  • minor illnesses course
  • pharmacology for remote medics
  • Remote medical life support

For paramedics, remote medics and expedition medics who need to develop head knowledge and hand knowledge of minor injuries 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 presenting injuries and conditions encountered by those who manage and treat adults in remote and austere settings.

During this course, 72 minor emergencies are covered. These include sprains, strains, headaches, abscesses, dislocations, UTIs, removing foreign objects and many more. 

More information can be found on the website.

  • Tactical medicine review
  • tccc guidelines

The Tactical Combat Casualty Care guidelines provide evidence-based, life-saving techniques and strategies for providing the best trauma care on the battlefield. This online programme covers these guidelines and supplements the topics covered in the Tactical Medicine Review course.

  • Intro to TCCC and TECC
  • Care under fire
  • Tactical field care
  • Tactical evacuation
  • Scenarios based on TCCC guidelines