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Updated Proficiency in Medical Care


  • Price: £475 (Inc VAT if applicable)

Course Details

  • School Warsash
  • Location Southampton
  • All Dates Please contact us for dates and availability
  • Duration 3 day(s)
  • Accommodation Included No

Updated Proficiency in Medical Care

On EU member state flagged vessels the master and any worker delegated the use of medical supplies must receive special training updated at least every five years taking into account the specific risks and needs connected with the different categories of vessel.

For UK flagged vessels the MCA has interpreted this to be that the master or any person designated to take charge of medical care, must hold a recognised Proficiency in Medical Care or Updated Proficiency in Medical Care certificate issued within the last five years.

This course ensures that the seafarer designated to take charge of medical care on board ship is able to maintain and update their skills and knowledge. On completion delegates will have updated their knowledge of the types of ships’ medical equipment and stores to be able to achieve the learning outcome which is to be able to maintain the required standard of competence in providing medical care and first aid on board a vessel.

NB: this is an intensive course and students are expected to have a good level of knowledge and skill retention that will be assessed at course commencement. If you have doubts that your experience is sufficient to undertake this course please contact the course administrator.

For further information please read Guidance Notes on Proficiency in Medical Care Training

For further information on Updated Training - download MIN469

What our students say

"An excellent course, allowing active discussion to further knowledge based on experience. Really excellent lecturer who is clearly very knowledgeable." Sept 2013

"A very well put together course presented by a very knowledgeable and presentable lecturer. Any question or concern was addressed perfectly." Sept 2013

"The lecturer was able to expose me to a lot of information in a very short time. I thoroughly enjoyed the course." Sept 2013


3 days


Proof of prerequisites is required at commencement of course.

A Proficiency in Medical Care On Board certificate or its update.

This course is a refresher to update existing skills and knowledge.

Candidates must be conversant with current first aid practice before starting the course and are strongly advised to undertake revision of first aid theory and practice.

Reading to refresh medical care knowledge prior to course commencement is strongly recommended.


MCA to STCW 95 A-VI/4-2


Short answer question papers and competence in practical skills.

Teaching methods

A mixture of theory and practical sessions - students are required to undertake some study outside of classroom hours.

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Warsash Maritime School, Solent University, East Park Terrace, Southampton, SO14 0YN, UK

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