This course was designed to provide training for candidates who would provide medical first aid on board ship, in accordance with Section A-VI/4 of the STCW Code.
This syllabus covers the requirements of the 2010 STCW Convention Chapter VI, Section A-VI/4, and Table A-VI/4-1. On meeting the minimum standard of competence in medical first aid, a trainee will be competent to apply immediate first aid in the event of accident or illness on board.
For admission to the course seafarers should have completed IMO Model Course No. 1.13, Elementary First Aid or attained a similar standard in elementary first aid.
On successful completion of the course and demonstration of competence, a document may be issued certifying that the holder has met the standard of competence specified in Table A-VI/4-1 of STCW 2010.
A certificate may be issued only by centres, approved by the administration.