High Altitude Medicine

High Altitude Medicine Course

The High Altitude Medicine course is designed for individuals traveling to high-altitude areas, offering knowledge and skills to manage high-altitude illnesses. Despite advancements, high-altitude medicine still sees significant morbidity and mortality. Factors like sudden exposure, lack of acclimatization, existing heart or lung diseases, and inadequate medical equipment increase the risk of severe illnesses, including acute mountain sickness (AMS), high-altitude pulmonary edema (HAPE), and high-altitude cerebral edema (HACE). The course also covers first-aid for common high-altitude injuries, symptoms, and treatment of AMS, HAPE, and HACE

Targeted Audience:

  • Energy sector professionals operating in high-altitude regions.
  • Mining industry operations and Infrastructure and construction professionals with projects in high-altitude zones
  • Professional mountain guides, Trekking and expedition leaders, adventurers and mountain enthusiasts.
  • Travel agencies organizing high-altitude expeditions.
  • Medical professionals seeking specialized knowledge in high-altitude medicine.
  • Environmental researchers and scientists working in elevated areas.


Objectives: By the end of this course, participants will:

  1. Understand the unique physiological challenges posed by high altitudes.
  2. Recognize and treat acute mountain sickness (AMS), high-altitude pulmonary edema (HAPE), and high-altitude cerebral edema (HACE).
  3. Master the primary patient survey – a critical initial assessment in emergency medical care.
Course content
  • Introduction to High-Altitude Environment
  • Altitude-Induced Illnesses
  • Primary Survey in alpine and extreme cold Conditions
  • Hands-On Practical Sessions
  • Basics of Telemedical Procedures
  • Interactive Scenario Training and Hands-on Practice


Duration: 1 day


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