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Manage Provision Of Medical Care On Board A Vessel skill set

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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 

This course has the following pre-requisites:

  • HLTAID003 Provide First Aid or HLTAID011 Provide First Aid
  • MARF032 Provide Medical first aid on board a ship

This course consists of a blended delivery with the theory completed online prior to the practical.

This course has two full days of practical placement at ECU Joondalup Campus. Students will be provided with the online material two weeks ahead, and they will attend the practical over two days on the allocated weeks.

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Semester 2

Fremantle - On Campus - 11 to 15 July, 27 to 30 September

Duration 5 Days
When Semester 2
Where Fremantle
How On Campus

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