INTMD 7982 (2021/2022) 09/12/2021-09/24/2021

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INTMD 7982 - Wilderness Medicine - Backpacking Learning Experience
This course teaches medicine unique to hiking, backpacking and trekking. These are some of the most common outdoor activities where clinicians will see a number of unique medical problems.

8/2021 - 3/2022: Virtual Sections
This is an online course that teaches wilderness medicine related to backpacking and hiking. Students can begin this course at any time but will need to complete it before the section end date. Subjects include, lighting injuries, medical aspects of clothing, bites and stings, foot problems, first aid kits, backpacks/back pain, and water treatment. The Backpacking Medicine certificate will be issued on successful completion of the course. Please follow the elective URL to view dates and additional information and how to take this online course.

4/16/2022 - 5/1/2022: Live Section
Wilderness Medicine - Backpacking/Hiking Medicine: This is a non-clinical elective that teaches backpacking and hiking medicine in southern Utah near Zion National Park. It begins with a 2-day lecture series, April 23/24 or April 20/May 1 2022. Students will hike during the two week period that they are not in class. . There are a number of day hikes and a number of longer hikes in the area around Zion National Park. Students more familiar with backpacking will be able to organize into small groups and go on longer hikes. Students must have their own transportation and transportation costs.

Students will meet Friday April 22, or April 29th, 2021, at 6:00 PM at the Hampton Inn and Suites in Springdale, Utah (outside Zion National Park), for an opening social. Students will get to know each other and become familiar with the area. More instructions will be given then.

This will be "front-country" classroom instruction focusing on backpacking and hiking medicine Saturday and Sunday.

Campsites will be reserved for students Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights during the lecture part of the course directly inside Zion National Park. But for hiking or backpacking days after that students will be responsible for their own camping, places to stay, and food for backpacking. Please follow the Elective URL to view dates and additional information.
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Ingebretsen,Richard DC |
Ingebretsen,Richard DD |
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Students must have their own transportation and will be responsible for their own camping, places to stay, and food for backpacking.

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Course may be dropped from schedule 30 days before it starts.
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