Imperial College London

New for 2019/20, the Remote Medicine BSc will explore the challenges to providing medical care in remote environments through evaluation of a variety of research literature.

The 1-year course comprises a core teaching module, an independent learning and group assessment module, and a 12-week research project.

The core teaching module will focus on:

  • The physiological changes of the human body in extreme environments
  • The provision of healthcare to isolated communities
  • The challenges of healthcare provision in the conflict and catastrophe
  • The unique challenges in supporting human space exploration

The course will also introduce you to evidence-based management of clinical emergencies in remote environments, through a mixture of practical skills workshops and clinical simulation. In addition, students will explore the determinants of successful teamwork and the importance of ‘human factors’ in medicine, as well as receive significant mentoring from the course faculty to develop a variety of non-technical skills.

Core material will be supplemented by an ‘Inspirational Lecture Series’, allowing students to engage with specialist clinicians working in remote environments across the world and gain insight into the remarkable opportunities available in their future careers.

The 12-week project will relate to one of the many areas covered within the course. The focus is providing the best educational experience for our students. There may be an opportunity for some of the project to be undertaken abroad, in a remote environment. Students who wish to partake in activities abroad will be required to contribute additional costs of £600 (in excess of course tuition fees) as well as consenting for personal information to be shared (i.e. an Occupational Health assessment, for ensuring student safety). UK-based projects will also be available, without any need for a supplementary student contribution, for those students unable or preferring to undertake a project in the UK.

Entry requirements

  • You must be registered on a recognised Medical or Veterinary course at a UK or Irish university (other EU and overseas students are unfortunately not eligible)
  • You must have completed at least one year of that course before you apply to Imperial College i.e. you must be at least in Year 2 in 2018/19.
  • You must have at least one year of your degree left when you return to your home institution after your intercalated BSc.

Closing date

16:00 on Friday 8 March 2019.