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Manage Provision of Medical Care On Board A Vessel Skill Set

State ID: GAA47

This course provides the candidate with the knowledge and skills required to take charge of a medical emergency on board ship, to seek assistance from shore based medical advisers, and carry out medical procedures as directed from shore-based medical advisers. The course is conducted entirely at Edith Cowan University Joondalup. Courses offer a combination of theory and practical sessions involving direct lectures from trained medical practitioners. This course meets the requirements of STCW and is AMSA approved.

  • Main body structure and functions 
  • Resuscitation techniques 
  • Initial patient assessment 
  • Principles of managing medical emergencies and injuries 
  • The measures for disease prevention and industrially related medical conditions 
  • Medical diagnosis of infectious diseases and other conditions which may present at sea and port 
  • Actions to take in the event of medical emergencies 
  • Management of alcohol and drug abuse 


  • AMSA approved Medical First Aid on board a vessel
  • HLDAID003 Provide First Aid Certificate

Delivery location, important dates and study options

This course may be offered with a blended, flexible delivery model to enable social distancing measures to be undertaken during the COVID-19 pandemic. This approach may include a mix of online and classroom based delivery, as well as practical and work experience placements. Lecturers will provide any specific instructions if your training delivery style needs to change.

This course is currently undergoing delivery planning and information will be available on our website shortly. Check back later, or use the course enquiry form below to have our Client Contact Centre contact you with further information about the next course start, delivery locations and study modes.

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Page last updated September 25, 2020