The three-day course is open to seafarers to be designated to be in charge of medical care on board ships. Those entering the course should have completed training in medical first aid on board a ship, such as specified in the IMO Model Course 1.14 Medical First Aid.


The course is also open to seafarers who have previously completed this Medical Care training and wish to comply with the recommendation in the IMO/ILO Document for Guidance,1985 that a refresher course should be undertaken at intervals of approximately five years.


This syllabus covers the requirements of the 1995 STCW Convention Chapter VI, Section A-VI/4, Table A-VI/4-2. On meeting the minimum standard of competence in medical care, a trainee will be competent to participate effectively in coordinated schemes for medical assistance on ships at sea and to provide the sick or injured with a satisfactory standard of medical care while they remain on board.

-First Aid – Revision 6,0
-Care of Casualties 7,0
-Aspects of Nursing 3,5
-Diseases 4,5
-Alcohol and Drug Abuse 3,0
-Dental Care 1,0
-Gynaecology and Pregnancy 2,0
-Medical Care of Rescued Persons, including Distress, Hypothermia and Cold -Exposure 3,0
-Death at Sea 1,0
-Environmental Control on Board Ship 2,0
-Disease Prevention 1,0
-Keeping of Records 0,5
-Medicines and Medical Equipment 4,0
-Surgical Equipment, Instruments and Supplies 4,0
-External Assistance 


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