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.

  • 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

* 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”

Certification Maritime Administration of Ukraine

Course level


Teaching language

Ukrainian, russian, english

Course duration

6 working days (primary training)

Number of participants

maximum 13

Entry requirements

Course is intended for all seafarers

Required documents

  • Sailor’s passport
  • Ukrainian passport
  • Identification code
  • Photo 3,5×4,5 (black tie, white shirt)
  • Previous certificate (if any)

Certificate availability “Proficiency In Survival Craft And Rescue Boats Other Than Fast Rescue Boats”*

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