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This course is a requirement for seafarers wishing to progress at sea as a rating or become an Officer of the Watch (OOW).

The course is very comprehensive and includes:

  • Construction and functions of the various parts of the human body,
  • Medical stores and equipment carried on ships,
  • General principles relating to pharmacology,
  • The principles for dealing with accidents or other medical emergencies,
  • The application of immediate first aid in the event of accident or illness.

If successful, candidates will be awarded a certificate which meets the performance criteria laid down for Medical First Aid Aboard Ship in accordance with Regulation V1/4 of the annex of the STCW convention and section A -V1/4 (1-3) of the STCW Code and the Merchant Shipping (Training and Certification) Regulations 1997. These standards are approved by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

The assessment consists of continuous assessment during the course and an oral/practical examination on day three.

Course duration is three days.

Malcolm Toner 12/04/2017

I really enjoyed the course. There is a nice mix of theory and practice. Good outcome and nice competent people.

Kevin Bonnie 07/12/2016

3 day first aid course was good as a refresher course and would also be great for a first timer. Knowledgeable instructors from first hand experience. Lots of detail covered some of which practical some solely theory. Looking forward to further courses.

Danny Moore 22/09/2016

Great Training Centre! all the courses you need for offshore windfarm work and more!

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MSO & MCA Approved Proficiency in Medical First Aid - 3 Days

  • Brand: MCA
  • Product Code: Proficiency in Medical First Aid Aboard Ship (3 Day)
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