Proficiency in Medical Care | STCW Medical Care | Maritime Skills Academy

Certificate of Proficiency in Medical Care

STCW Reg VI/4 para 2 & sec A-VI/4, para 4-6

Duration: 5 days (there will be refreshment breaks and 1hr lunch break each day. Hot and cold beverages provided)

Fee: £756 (incl.VAT) per delegate

Course Dates: 

20th - 24th August 2018
22nd- 26th October 2018
17th - 21st December 2018

Prerequisites: Those undertaking this training must have completed and been issued with a certificate covering Medical First Aid on Board Ship (Section A-VI/4-1 of STCW). A basic level of fitness is required to complete the practical elements of the course. There is no pre-learning required but revision of previous first aid course notes would be advantageous.

Course Overview:

This is an intensive course that requires a certain amount of self-study in the evenings. Having an up to date First Aid knowledge is essential.

The aim of the course is to provide seafarers the essential knowledge and training in Medical Care onboard Ship, particularly focusing on:

  • The ability to assess and provide care to an ill or injured person on board.
  • Understanding how to participate in the co-ordinated provision of medical care.
  • Having competence in carrying out basic medical procedures.
  • Using Radio Medical Advice for the management of ill or injured people on board.
  • Familiarisation with the equipment and medication available as per the M1768 Ships Medical Stores list.

The course does require physical work that is carried out on the floor so anyone with injuries that prevent them from doing that will be unable to complete the course and will have to re book once they are fit and well.

The course will include videos, group discussions, trainer led presentations, practice with a vast array of medical equipment, suturing, stitching and injections all reinforced with practical simulation exercises.

Delegates will be assessed throughout the course with a short assessment exercise upon completion.

Trainer to delegate ratio of 1:12 throughout.

The STCW requirement for refresher training at 5-yearly intervals must be met or sufficient onboard evidence must be provided. 

Upon completion of the course you will be presented with the original certificate.

If you or your company require this course on another date and have a minimum of 3 delegates, please contact the shortcourses team to arrange a suitable date.

We can arrange flights from anywhere in the world, local accommodation and even airport transfers for course delegates.

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