Proficiency for Persons in Charge of Medical Care on Board Ship (STCW A-VI/4-2)

The Proficiency for Persons in Charge of Medical Care on Board Ship is a component module for the MCA Master 500 certification. It is a natural progression from the MCA Proficiency in Medical First Aid course, and is designed for anyone who has responsibility for medical care on board.

The module will give the candidate knowledge of medical care at sea together with the confidence that will allow them to deal safely with any situation. The course contains both theoretical and practical elements.

Medical Care on Board Ships Course Information

Prerequisite experience:

Candidates must have successfully completed MCA approved training programme in Proficiency in Medical First Aid


5 Days

Training towards:

Master (yachts less than 500gt/3000gt)

Examination and assessment:

There is both an oral and written examination by an independent examiner.

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