STCW Medical Care Aboard Ship and Refresher

Study Level

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Lowestoft Campus


Full Course: 5 Days, Refresher: 3 Days


This course is required if you wish to qualify for a Chief Mates/Masters certificate of competency at sea and / or are in charge of the medical care of personnel aboard their vessel.

If successful, candidates will be awarded a certificate which meets the performance criteria laid down for Medical Care Aboard Ship in accordance with Regulation V1/4 of the annex of the STCW convention and section A-V1/4 (4-2) of the STCW Code and the Merchant Navy (Training and Certification) Regulations.

Course content:

  • Nursing principles and clinical examination
  • The respiratory system
  • The urinary system
  • Injuries and wounds
  • The gastrointestinal system
  • Eyes, ear, nose and throat and dental/oral conditions
  • Diseases and spread of infection
  • The female reproductive system
  • Medical care of rescued persons
  • External assistance and the evacuation of patients

Progress will be assessed through continuous assessment via multiple choice questionnaires during the course and an oral/practical examination on completion.

Course dates:

MCAS Full course

  • 09 – 13 September 2019
  • 25 – 29 November 2019

MCAS Refresher:

  • 07 – 09 October 2019

Course costs:

Medical Care Aboard Ship: £585 + VAT. (£702 in total)

Medical Care Aboard Ship Refresher: £395 + VAT. (£474 in total)

To book call +44(0)1502 525033, email

or download a booking form and return to the email address above

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A Medical First Aid Aboard Ship certificate.

To be eligible for the refresher, you must hold a Medical Care Aboard Ship certificate.


Assessment is continual with a formal assessment on the final day of the course.

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