BIOL 6652: Wilderness Medicine

Student Leaders: 
Danielle Castagneri, MD20; Ruth McGovern, MD20; Stefan Jung, MD20
Faculty Adviser: 
Dr. Elizabeth Sutton

Wilderness Medicine consists of eight evening sessions covering the practice ofmedicine in a resource-limited environment. Topics include: an overview of wilderness medicine with basic wilderness first aid, marine injuries and illnesses, extremity injuries, hypothermia, altitude sickness, infectious diseases, low resource medicine, current wilderness medicine research, and marine and land rescue. The course also develops a background in wilderness safety skills (eg, initial assessment, splinting, needle thoracotomy) to prepare students for the course's mandatory final, which consists of a weekend trip of hiking in New Hampshire!