Medical Care Aboard Ship
- Course Type:
- STCW ➜ Medical Care
- Training School:
- Fleetwood Offshore Survival Centre, Fleetwood Nautical Campus, Blackpool & The Fylde College
- Broadwater, Fleetwood, Lancashire, United Kingdom
- 5 days
Intended for seafarers who are designated to take charge of Medical Care on board ship, the objectives of this course are to enable you to diagnose on board, provide medical care to sick and injured on board and participate in Co-ordinated schemes for medical assistance to ships. Assessment will be made in the form of a written test, direct observation, oral questioning and by simulated scenarios.
Important Course Information:
In order to comply with STCW Maritime and Coastguard Agency regulations, all delegates attending Merchant Navy Courses must provide a Seaman’s Discharge Book, Passport or Driving Licence when attending the centre. Failure to comply with this requirement will lead to a delay in the issue of Certificates.
Validity of certificate:
- Masters and any person in charge of Medical Care on a UK flag vessel will be required to undertake refresher training in Proficiency in Medical Care every 5 years.
- Anyone holding a Ship’s Captain’s Medical certificate or a Medicare Certificate that is more than 5 years old would need to update their knowledge by either taking a full Medicare course or a refresher course.
- Anyone applying for their Certificate of Competence will need to attend a refresher course.
Attention is drawn to the fact that parts of the course are of a physical nature. You will be required to complete a medical declaration when you attend your course.
Modules and Assessment
Knowledge of types of ships’ medical equipment and stores, diagnosis of medical problems on board ship, provision of medical care to the sick and injured while they remain on board, and understanding the various co-coordinated schemes for medical assistance on board.
Before embarking on this course you must be 16 years old and have received approved training in Medical First Aid.