Maritime Administration of Ukraine

Course level


Teaching language

Ukrainian, russian, english

Course objective

Acquiring skills on medical care to the sick and injured while they remain on board, according to Regulation VI/4 para. 2 and Section A‑VI/4‑2 para. 4-6 of STCW Convention.

Course content

  • Care of casualty involving: head and spinal injuries; injuries of ear, nose, throat and eyes; external and internal bleeding; burns, scalds and frostbite; fractures, dislocations and muscular injuries; wounds, wound healing and infection; pain relief; techniques of sewing and clamping; management of acute abdominal conditions; minor surgical treatment; dressing and bandaging
  • Aspects of nursing: general principles; nursing care
  • Diseases, including: medical conditions and emergencies; sexually transmitted diseases; tropical and infectious diseases
  • Alcohol and drug abuse
  • Dental care
  • Gynaecology, pregnancy and childbirth
  • Medical care of rescued persons
  • Death at sea
  • Hygiene
  • Disease prevention, including: disinfection, disinfestation, de-ratting; vaccinations
  • Keeping records and copies of applicable regulations: keeping medical records; international and national maritime medical regulations
  • External assistance, including: radio medical advice; transportation of the ill and injured, including helicopter evacuation; medical care of sick seafarers involving cooperation with port health authorities or out-patient wards in port
Entry requirements

Documentary evidence of successful passing the “Medical First Aid On Board Ship” training course, which corresponds to Regulation VI/4 para. 1 and Section A-VI/4 para. 1-3 of STCW Convention

Number of participants

maximum 13

Course duration

6 working days (primary training)