Crash Course in Overseas Medicine

Posted by Katie Parker in General on 19 November 2015

Monday 8th – Wednesday 10th February 2016

Sandford Education Centre, Cheltenham General Hospital, Keynsham Road, Cheltenham, Glos GL53 7PX

This intensive course is for:  doctors or senior nurses/midwives who are considering work overseas in a developing country.

We aim to cover all of the following (subject to speaker availability):

  • Personal Preparation
  • Ethical issues with working in developing countries
  •  Trauma/immediate care/Fracture management
  • Hands-on workshops: Airway; cut-down/central venous/intra-osseous access; chest drain; plastering
  • Malaria
  • HIV and AIDS
  • Malnutrition
  • TB, leprosy
  • Reproductive health and illness
  • Obstetrics and emergencies, Caesarean section, Ventouse delivery, The Kiwi cup
  • Basic dentistry
  • Eye problems
  • Dermatology
  • Altitude Sickness
  • Ebola

Included:  Meal at a local restaurant Monday 8th February 2016 at 8pm

Delegate fee: £375.00

For further information or to reserve a place please contact Mrs Alex Townsend, Secretary to Mr Mark Whyman, Consultant Vascular Surgeon, Cheltenham General Hospital, Sandford Road, Cheltenham, Glos GL53 7AN

Tel: 0300 422 4391 or Email