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Training Program covers the requirements of the STCW Convention.

Passing the Theoretical part of the training program, trainee must:

  • Know how to care about injured person:
  • In case of head or spinal injury;
  • In case of ear, nose, throat or eye injury;
  • In case of internal and external bleeding;
  • In case of burns, scalds or frostbites;
  • In case of broken bones dislocations or muscular injuries
  • Know how to care of wounds, heal wounds and threat infections;
  • Know about methods for relieving pain and how to use it;
  • Know the methods used in suturing and immobilization of injured body parts;
  • Know methods for treating acute abdominal diseases;
  • Know methods of minimal surgery treatment;
  • Know methods of bandaging and dressing;
  • Know basic principles of care about victims and injured persons;
  • Know how to treat diseases, including:
    − medical problems and injuries acquired in emergency situations;
    − sexually transmitted diseases;
    − tropical and infectious diseases.
  • Know the consequences of alcohol and drugs and their treatment;
  • Know the basics of dentistry;
  • Know the basics of gynaecology, pregnancy and pregnancy care;
  • Know how to care about persons rescue from water;
  • Know what to do in case of death at sea;
  • Knowledge of the vessel’s microclimate, sanitation and hygiene issues;
  • Know disease prevention measures, including:
    − Disinfection, disinfection and deratisation, vaccination
  • Know about medical records of the ship, guidelines for international and national medical regulation documents;
  • Know about external assistance, including:
    − medical radio advice;
    − transportation of injured persons, helicopter evacuation;
    − care of injured or sick persons, including shore medical specialist assistance

Passing the Practical part of the training program, trainee must:

  • Identify symptoms based on the concept of clinical examination and history of illness;
  • Take measures to limit the spread of infections and diseases;
  • Treat injuries and diseases. Injuries and diseases prevention should be in accordance with generally accepted medical practice and relevant national and international medical guidelines;
  • Use medicines and medical equipment in accordance with the manufacturer’s recommendations and accepted medical practice;
  • Detect significant changes in the patient’s condition;
  • Perform clinical medical examination procedures;
  • Perform evacuation and measures to improve the patient’s condition;
  • Take procedures for receiving medical radio advice.

In order to enter into the presented training program, trainee must represent:

  • Certificate of Competency, Education Certificate or Certificate of Proficiency;
  • Seamen’s book or Civil passport or ID;
  • Medical Certificate or medical certificate form 100 (for coastal water area seafarers’);
  • Confirming Certificate of Medical First Aid

Course Details

Duration 45.5 hours
language English
Students 1-6
Quizzes 32

Course Features

  • Lectures 0
  • Quizzes 0
  • Duration 10 weeks
  • Skill level All levels
  • Students 7
  • Assessments Yes