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UJ: High popularity of “Extreme medicine and travel medicine”

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For the fourth year in a row the Jagiellonian University (UJ) will be recruiting for the course “Extreme Medicine and Travel Medicine”. So far, about 100 people have completed post-graduate studies.

A unique programme in the scale of Poland and Europe

In the academic year 2019/2020, Jagiellonian University will inaugurate the second degree studies in the “Drug Discovery and Development” faculty, as we have written here. For the fourth time, recruitment for another interesting direction will be conducted: two-semester postgraduate studies “Extreme Medicine and Travel Medicine”. Introduced to the offer in the academic year 2016/2017, it is very popular. Every year, a list of reserve candidates is drawn up.

According to Jagiellonian University, it is the first and unique program of studies in Poland and in this part of Europe. It is based on programs developed by the Wilderness Medicine Society. The studies are addressed primarily to physicians. However, they can also be taken up by people with at least first-degree medical education in nursing, obstetrics and emergency medical services.

To prepare doctors for extreme patients

The studies are designed to allow physicians to develop standards of conduct in the case of patients undertaking activities related to exposure to extreme conditions. During the classes, students learn the basics of diving, alpine, desert, polar, expeditionary, sports, tropical and travel medicine. The programme also covers the subject of disaster and armed conflict medicine, as well as rescue and evacuation.

Workshops also are conducted. They are held in the Air Rescue Service base in Kielce, Kowary mine, National Centre for Hyperbaric Medicine of the Institute of Maritime and Tropical Medicine in Gdynia.

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