Remote and Offshore Medicine


Programme overview


Providing clinical care in remote locations has its own unique challenges and requires specialist knowledge and skills. This course delivered online at a distance, provides an opportunity for practising remote health professionals to gain a postgraduate qualification in this emerging specialty.

ELC LogoThe College is an ELCAS Approved Learning Provider in the MoD Enhanced Learning Credit (ELC) Scheme for both the Postgraduate Certificate and Diploma programmes in Remote and Offshore Medicine. This means that service men and women in the armed forces will be able to apply for funding towards the cost of these programmes. Full details of the scheme can be found here:


The RCSEd DipROM Programme has previously been accredited by the ACRRM (Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine). The ACRRM PDP points framework is changing slightly next year for the new triennium. This will require all activities accredited for the 2011-2013 triennium, to be re-submitted for accreditation. ACRRM accreditation for the new triennium is pending - awaiting the development of their new online application form: Watch this space for details.


Programme Aims

The main aim of the programme is to provide health professionals working in remote, and in some instances potentially hazardous, locations the knowledge and skills to operate effectively in this environment using an evidence based approach.

To this end, students taking this programme will expect to:

  • Acquire and apply theoretical knowledge underpinning effective evidence based clinical care in remote environments
  • Explain and incorporate into clinical care the effects of specific physical environments on the health and well-being of remote workers
Target Group

This programme is aimed at health professionals working in remote and offshore locations internationally. It is intended that students can study part time, online while working.

CPD Modules

We have launched a range of CPD Modules which give students the opportunity to study alongside the Certificate and Diploma students on a per module basis to gain a CPD certificate.

Go to Remote and Offshore Medicine CPD

Remote and Offshore Medicine FAQ

View our Frequently Asked Questions for the Remote and Offshore Medicine Programme here