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.

The TTEMS course is approved through the Wilderness Medical Society for up to 29.75 credits towards the

Fellowship of the Academy of Wilderness Medicine

The FAWM is an academic award available to all medical professionals. 

More information is available on the FAWM website. 

This course has 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

The TTEMS course has submitted an application for accreditation by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME) to provide the CME credits for medical specialists.

EACCME® CME credits can be used by physicians from the United States, Canada and throughout the EU. 

The TTEMS course is accredited for college credits through the EU credit scheme.

ECTS credits have been used globally for applying for other appropriate academic programmes. 

ECTS college credits: 10

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: €850

(Not including accommodation)

                2020 Dates

23-27 March in Malta

3-7 August in Tanzania

16-20 November in Malta


Malta or Tanzania


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.

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 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.​