Basic course for seafarers doctor approved by NMA

Kurs , 3 days course , Norsk senter for maritim medisin

3 days Basic course for seafarers doctor approved by the Norwegian Maritime Authority (NMA)

In accordance with Regulations of 5 June 2014 No. 805 on medical examination of employees on Norwegian ships and mobile offshore units, Section 7, there is a requirement that approved seafarer’s doctors has to completed a course in maritime medicine approved by the Norwegian Maritime Authority (NMA) (Section 7 a).

The course meets the requirements of Regulations of 5 June 2014 No. 805 on medical examination of employees on Norwegian ships and offshore mobile units, entered into force 1 July 2014.

The changes from the old to the new Regulations increase the authority and the obligations of the approved seafarer’s doctors, and the course is regarded important for professional reasons in addition to being a requirement according to the Regulations.

The course is also approved by the Norwegian Medical Association with counting hours/points for doctors under specialization and for its specialists in continuing education.

2nd of October we start with registration from 0830-0900. Lectures from 09.00-18.00

3rd of October: Lectures from 08.15-18.00

4th of October: Lectures from 08.15-17.00. Final course test from 17.00-18.00

Distant learning of approximately 15 hours must be completed, a pretest passed and some clinical cases be prepared for presentation (only oral) for discussion prior to attending a taught course. 

The course is composed of three parts:

Part 1: 15 hours pre-course work, including a pre-course test.

The course includes self-studies which must be completed prior to attendance at the taught course (part 2).

This pre-course work consist of:

  1. Reading literature:
    1. Guidance to the Regulations
    2. Curse compendium.
  2. Individual risk assessment on two clinical cases. The cases (See chapter 20 and 22 in the Compendium) shall be prepared prior to the 2nd part of the course (the taught course).
  3. A pre-course test must be passed (80% correct answers) prior to attendance of part 2. The test must be completed and submitted before a deadline.
Teaching material for the distant learning: Links to course material will be sent together with the order confirmation.

Part 2: Tree days taught course


Participation at the taught course is mandatory, and presence will be noted. There will be presentations, and discussion of clinical cases of different medical conditions. To some extent we will use audience response technology (Mentometer) during the discussions. The participants are challenged to make decisions and justify these based on medical evidence and applicable set of rules

Part 3: Course test


The final course test is a multiple choice test. To pass at least 80% of the answers must be correct. Course certificate will be issued and send by post if the test is passed. If the test is not passed, another test will be allowed (by email). If the second test is passed, a course certificate will be issued. If the participant also fails on the second test, another course must be attended prior to sitting for an exam again.

General rules of registration:


Cancellation policy:

  • Cancellation prior to 40 days in advance of the course: 100% refund of the course fee.
  • Cancellation after this date: 50 % refund of the course fee.
  • Cancellation 15-0 days before the course - no refund
  • These rules apply, regardless of the cause of cancellation.
  • If someone else from your organization will attend instead of the original registered participant, please notify us about this as soon as possible, and please notice that this person must complete the homework prior to attending the course, if such homework is mandatory.
  • The course will be cancelled if we do not get enough participants (> 20).
  • Cancellation notice to be sent by e-mail to course coordinator Anne Gurd Lindrup at aeup@helse-bergen.no


Regarding NMA Approval as a seafarer’s doctor

In accordance with Regulations of 5 June 2014 No. 805 on medical examination of employees on Norwegian ships and mobile offshore units, Section 7, there is a requirement that approved seafarer’s doctors has completed a course in maritime medicine approved by the Norwegian Maritime Authority (Section 7 a).

The approval process always starts with an assessment of the needs for another doctor to be approved in the country or region of concern. If this is considered necessary, a doctor will be approved, provided necessary competence is documented – including a mandatory course.

If the embassy does not regard an additional approval necessary, approval cannot be expected, even if the course is passed. It is therefore recommended that the doctor who seeks approval as an NMA approved seafarer’s doctor contacts the embassy to explore whether he or she can expect approval if the competence requirements are met, including the basic training course. 

Having said that, all who want to attend the basic course for seafarers’ doctors (English and Norwegian language) or the basic course in maritime medicine (Norwegian language only), are welcome, regardless of the process of approval, if this is sought or not. 

For further information regarding the approval process – please contact the Royal Norwegian Embassy in your region. If additional information is sought, please contact the Norwegian Maritime Authority directly. The NCMM is not representing the authority, rather is the course provider, and also acts as external medical advisers to the NMA, even if the Centre is not a part of the NMA.

Når og kor

Tid
3 days course
Klokkeslett
 
Stad
Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Dreggsallmenningen 1, 5003 Bergen
 
Arrangør
Norsk senter for maritim medisin
 
Kontakt
Anne Gurd Lindrup
aeup@helse-bergen.no
 
Meir informasjon
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