At sea, seafarers aboard ships while working are often deprived of common access to shore-based medical care. The training of crew members to provide medical care, the availability of proper medical equipment as well as telephone medical advice from Radio Medical Service doctors contribute to the quality of medical care on board.
Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to take effective action in case of accidents and/or illness on board.
Captains and seafarers to whom medical care is assigned on board.
For the Medical First Aid course, the student must possess:
- valid Basic Safety Training certificate
For the Medical Care course, the student must possess:
- valid Medical First Aid certificate
Courses include the following components:
- Basic Life Support
- medicines on board
- abdominal and chest examination
- wound care and suturing
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will receive the certificate:
- Proficiency in Medical First Aid, STCW reg. VI/4, section A-VI/4, Table A-VI-4-1
- Proficiency in Medical Care, STCW reg. VI/4, section A-VI/4, Table A-VI/4-2
Medical First Aid: 2 consecutive days
Medical Care: 3 consecutive days
Medical First Aid and Medical Care: 5 consecutive days
08:30 – 17:00.
Number of trainees
Minimum 4, maximum 12 trainees