The course aims to provide the training for the candidates to provide medical care to the sick and injured while they remain on board ship, in accordance with Section A-VI/4
The course complies with Paragraph 3 of section 17 of the IMO/ILO Document of Guidance, 1985, this advanced level of medical training, based on the use of International Medical Guide for Ships (IMGS) or similar national medical guide, enables as specified crew member or members 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. The course reflects the requirements of first aid and medical care as specified in appendix 3 of section 17 of the IMO/ILO Document for Guidance, 1985.
This course is open to masters and chief mates of ships of 200 gross register tons or more who are required by paragraph 13 of the appendix to regulation II/2 of the STCW Convention to have a thorough knowledge of the use of the contents of International Medical Guide for Ships or an equivalent national publication.
Those entering the course should have successfully completed the intermediate level (medical training) course as specified in the IMO/ILO Document for Guidance, 1985. The course is also open to seafarers who have previously completed the Medical Care training course and wish to comply with the recommendation in the IMO/ILO course should be undertaken at intervals of approximately five years.