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 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 of 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.

Click here to book onto the course. 

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

Abscess Dislocated Kneecap Laceration
Ankle Sprain Dislocated Shoulder Migraine
Athlete’s Foot Dizziness Muscle Cramps
Back Pain Ear Infections Nose Bleed
Bee Sting Earwax Blockage Plantar Fasciitis
Blisters Epididymitis Puncture Wounds
Bruise Fainting Rib Fracture
Bug Bite Finger Dislocation Ring Removal
Burns Fingernail Injury Runny Nose
Canker Sore Fingertip Injury Scaphoid Fracture
Cellulitis Fits Shoulder Separation
Cervical Strain Foreign Body In Ear Sinusitis
Chest Cold Foreign Body In Eye Smoke Inhalation
Chest Pain Foreign Body In Foot Sore Throat
Collar Bone Fracture Foreign Body In Skin Splinter
Colourful Urine Foreign Body In Throat Sprains In General
Concussion Foreign Body Under The Nail Subungual Hematoma
Conjunctivitis Fractured Toe Sunburn
Constipation Gouty Arthritis Tension Headache
Corneal Abrasion Heat Illness Tick Bite
Dental Pain Hives Urinary Tract Infection (Lower)
Dental Trauma Hypothermia Urinary Tract Infection (Upper)
Dermatitis Impaled Object Vomiting
Diarrhoea Knee Sprain Zipper 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.​