Proficiency In Medical Care

This course covers the mandatory requirements for the issue of a Certificate of Proficiency in Medical Care, specified in Regulation VI/4, Para 2 & 3, Section A-VI/4, Para 4-6, Table A-VI/4-2 of the STCW 1978 as amended.
On successful completion of this course, the participants will acquire the necessary knowledge, understanding and proficiency to attend to any medical emergency on board and be able to provide medical care to the sick and injured while they remain on board and participate in coordinated schemes for medical assistance to ships.

Course Intake Limitations

Maximum 12 students per course.


All training and instructions will be delivered by properly qualified lecturers who have the qualifications specified in MSN 25/2016 issued by the Director General of Merchant Shipping, Merchant Shipping Secretariat, Sri Lanka.

Course Type

Full Time

Course Commencement Dates

1 course per month (as per monthly schedule)


6 days

Entry Requirements

Participants for this course shall:

  • Have followed a Certificate of Proficiency in Medical First Aid
  • Have at least 12 months of sea experience at Operational Level

All participants should have a valid medical certificate issued in accordance with STCWReg. 1/9, Section A-1/9.