One day workshops are available on the following themes, and can be delivered on site at RGU in Aberdeen or within a company location, locally or internationally.

Mental Health

Knowledge is applied to practice through the consideration of several remote healthcare scenarios including: introduction to human factors (HF) in the context of remote healthcare practice; relating to HF at a personal level, key aspects of HF in remote medicine; positive HF including co-operation, decision making and leadership; situational awareness; cognitive bias; conflict resolution; team building.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this workshop participants will be able to:

  • Discuss the principles of the management of mental Ill health
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the treatment of substance use/misuse
  • Reflect on the impact of co-morbidity in the treatment of mental and physical ill health
  • Demonstrate an awareness of current suicide intervention practice and thinking
  • Discuss the concept, and promotion, of psychological well being


Human Factors

Knowledge is applied to practice through the consideration of several remote healthcare scenarios including: introduction to human factors (HF) in the context of remote healthcare practice; relating to HF at a personal level, key aspects of HF in remote medicine; positive HF including co-operation, decision making and leadership; situational awareness; cognitive bias; conflict resolution; team building.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this workshop participants will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an awareness of human factors which could cause or exacerbate incidents which affect the safe practice of remote healthcare operations.
  • Discuss the use HF knowledge, skills and attitudes to conduct and manage remote healthcare operations so as to prevent the onset of incidents and potential accidents.
  • Explore their knowledge of HF and the skills and attitudes which when applied appropriately could contain and reduce the impact of accidents and incidents in a remote healthcare setting.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the key principles underpinning the prevention and management of human error.


Critical Care

Knowledge is applied to practice through the consideration of several remote healthcare scenarios including: anatomy & physiology of body systems; related pathophysiology; pharmacology, pharmacology of major drug groups; history taking and clinical examination of cardiac, respiratory, abdominal, endocrine, musculoskeletal, neurological, eyes and ear, nose and throat systems; ABCDE assessment; mental health assessment; interpretation of relevant diagnostic tests and procedures; clinical judgement and decision making; consultation skills; referral from remote environment to appropriate centre; communication skills (SBAR); telemedicine; distance support; organisational protocols and standing orders; clinical management plans.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this workshop participants will be able to:

  • Relate the aetiology and pathophysiology of selected clinical presentations in remote healthcare.
  • Review relevant knowledge of pharmacology for the major drug groups used pertinent to their specific remote environment.
  • Conduct a comprehensive physical and mental health assessment.
  • Interpret a variety of diagnostic tests and procedures based on initial clinical assessment findings.
  • Justify decision making based on clinical assessment findings to formulate an action plan


Prolonged Field Care

Knowledge is applied to practice through the consideration of several remote healthcare scenarios including: recognition of a critically ill/injured patient; anticipate and monitor for deterioration in a critically ill or injured patient; ABCDE Assessment; resuscitation; common life threatening emergencies; communication strategies with patients and clinical colleagues; telemedicine (including engaging effectively with decision support, communication, transmission of data); the clinical impact of environmental and situational constraints; clinical technical skills; emergency treatment; maintenance of clinical equipment and medication stock; cross contamination issues; organisation of secondary/ tertiary care; preparation of the patient for transfer; knowledge and understanding of safe selection of transfer modes; failed/aborted transfer; dealing with alternative management plans and outcomes; coping with death/dying.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this workshop participants will be able to:

  • Identify the critically ill/injured patient.
  • Anticipate and monitor deterioration in a critically ill/injured patient.
  • Assess and decide when to resuscitate, stabilise and monitor a critically ill/injured patient in a remote environment.
  • Justify appropriate clinical decision-making of immediate patient care in a remote environment.
  • Appraise the risk around appropriate patient organisation, transfer and management options for critically ill/injured patients from a remote environment.


Course fees start at £500 per person. Discounts will be considered for block or cohort bookings. 

In addition to the four themed workshops detailed above, we can also offer two-day skills-based workshops the further develop the existing skills of remote medical practitioners in the field of mental health interventions.

Contact Us

For more detailed information about Remote Healthcare at RGU please contact:

Steve Smith Senior Lecturer (Enterprise Fellow) +44 (0)1224 262631 steve.smith@rgu.ac.uk