Prerequisite: Medical Care Provider within 12 months
Those entering the course should have successfully completed training in medical first aid on board ship, such as specified in the IMO Model Course 1.14 Medical First Aid (aka Medical Care Provider) course within 6 months of starting the PIC course. Mariners seeking a certification at the Operational Level as Officer In Charge of a Navigational Watch on vessels of 500 or more gross tonnage (ITC); AND Officer In Charge of a Navigational Watch of vessels less than 500 or more gross tonnage (ITC); AND Officer in Charge of an Engineering Watch, Designated Duty Engineer or Assistant Engineer on vessels of 750kW/1,000 HP or more; AND Electro-Technical Officer of vessels powered by main propulsion machinery of 750kW/1,000 HP or more. The course is open to seafarers to be designated to be in charge of medical care on board ships. The course is also open to seafarers who have previously completed this Medical Care training and wish to comply with the recommendation in the IMO/ILO Document for Guidance, 1985 that a refresher course should be undertaken at intervals of approximately five years. It shall be the policy of this school that all students provide appropriate photo identification upon enrollment.