The MSc Global Health (Remote and Rural) pathway continues to build on the original and reputable remote healthcare programme developed for the international medical polar community (British Antarctic Survey Medical Unit - BASMU), the military and expedition and wilderness medicine. In these locations it is essential to have clinicians trained to meet the unique challenges and emergencies that arise in diverse, remote environments that are removed from definitive hospital care.
In 2015, this programme was broadened to include a global health perspective with knowledge that this is a growing and essential field of academic and clinical practice. Wherever one is delivering remote or rural healthcare it is essential to understand the wider global health system to which you might need to refer a patient when on expedition overseas or at home.
The programme has successfully brought together the study of remote and emergency medicine with the study of global health and healthcare and attracts significant interest from specialty trainees, GP’s, foundation level doctors, intercalating medical students and a range of allied health professionals. The pathway is designed for clinicians wishing to advance their knowledge, skills and understanding of the delivery of healthcare in remote, isolated and/or hostile environments and enables those with an interest in the subject to advance their specialist skills and decision-making capability in complex and unpredictable situations.
Through the leadership and innovation in practice module it also prepares students for a leadership or specialist role in remote and global healthcare and encourages innovation in optimising evidence-based practice to achieve the best possible health outcomes for unique patient populations in remote and global settings.