Minor Emergencies Course

The MEC is an online course worth 40 hours of continuing professional development. 

Learn how to assess and manage minor injuries seen in a remote and austere environments.

It is a three part programme that includes the Minor Emergencies Course, Minor Illness Course and Pharmacology for the Remote Medic.

The aim for this 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.

MEC Final Exam

The final exam is open book and taken online. The pass mark is 80% or higher. There are 35 multiple choice questions and you are given one hour to complete it. There are no retests for this exam. If you fail this exam you will have to retake the entire course.

MEC Course Content

72 Minor Injuries Covered

AbscessDislocated KneecapLaceration
Ankle SprainDislocated ShoulderMigraine
Athlete’s FootDizzinessMuscle Cramps
Back PainEar InfectionsNose Bleed
Bee StingEarwax BlockagePlantar Fasciitis
BlistersEpididymitisPuncture Wounds
BruiseFaintingRib Fracture
Bug BiteFinger DislocationRing Removal
BurnsFingernail InjuryRunny Nose
Canker SoreFingertip InjuryScaphoid Fracture
CellulitisFitsShoulder Separation
Cervical StrainForeign Body In EarSinusitis
Chest ColdForeign Body In EyeSmoke Inhalation
Chest PainForeign Body In FootSore Throat
Collar Bone FractureForeign Body In SkinSplinter
Colourful UrineForeign Body In ThroatSprains In General
ConcussionForeign Body Under The NailSubungual Hematoma
ConjunctivitisFractured ToeSunburn
ConstipationGouty ArthritisTension Headache
Corneal AbrasionHeat IllnessTick Bite
Dental PainHivesUrinary Tract Infection (Lower)
Dental TraumaHypothermiaUrinary Tract Infection (Upper)
DermatitisImpaled ObjectVomiting
DiarrhoeaKnee SprainZipper Entrapment

MEC Course Details

​Self paced online learning

Cost: €75

Start anytime

Online access for one year


Who is this for?

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.

Learn from the best

All of our instructors are currently working as healthcare professionals. We have former Special Forces medics, city based paramedics, remote medic as well as medical doctors with military and expedition experience.

We are passionate about training.​