Medical First Aid

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Medical First Aid

The course is 32 Hours long spread over 5 days

In this course students will become familiar with Medical First Aid on board Merchant vessels


  • Immediate action
  • First-aid Kit
  • Body structure and function
  • Toxicological hazards aboard ship
  • Examination of patient
  • Spinal injuries
  • Burns, scalds, and effects of heat and cold
  • Fractures, dislocations and muscular injuries
  • Medical care of rescues persons, including distress
  • Hypothermia and cold exposure
  • Radio medical advice
  • Pharmacology
  • Sterilization
  • Cardiac arrest, drowning and asphyxia
  • Psychological / psychiatric problems

Applicants should be 16 years of age, be in possession of an STCW Elementary First Aid Certificate. Applicant must be Medically and Physically Fit

An MCAST Certificate will be awarded to those students who have attended 80% and more of the lectures and passed the examinations

Practical and written assessments at the end of the course

Course notes are included in the course fee

Kindly contact the Office of Part-Time Courses for the Medical Fitness Certificate which has to be filled in by the family doctor. Applicants are required to forward a copy of their ID Card both sides, copy of the STCW Elementary First Aid Certificate and the Medical Fitness Certificate to shortcourses@mcast.edu.mt

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