TN300115 - Medical care


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: School exam
Grade: Passed / Not Passed

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
School exam 100/100 2 hours E

Course content

Introduction to national laws and regulations, as well as international regulations - Emergency notification, Medical advice service, Record keeping, Documentation - Acute life threatening conditions, First aid, Heart lung guidance, Observations and treatment for circulatory failure - Treatment of compression, hypothermia and death on board - Damage and injury treatment, including head and neck and dental surgery, dental treatment - Disease, including tropical diseases and vaccination, disease prevention and hygiene - Gynecology and birth - Drugs, oxygen treatment, medical equipment on board - General nursing, surveillance, examinations, practical procedures, wound care, documentation - Alcohol and substance abuse - Mental reactions and stress management

Learning outcome


  • first aid, injury / wound care, acute illnesses, vaccination, mental reactions and stress management, drug handling, medical equipment on board ships
  • surveillance and general nursing, substance abuse, prevention and hygiene, medical counseling service
  • Evacuation / transfer to land


  • First aid in case of accidents and diseases that may occur on board ships
  • Surveys, observations and assessments communicated to the advisory physician
  • Medical treatment as counseled by general practitioner

General competence:

  • The candidate must have knowledge and skills in medical treatment in accordance with STCW Chapters VI / 4.2 and STCW Code A-VI / 4-2.

Learning methods and activities

- Lecture, demonstration, practical training in laboratory and in simulator

- 100% attendance on the course

Compulsory assignments

  • Participating in the course

Further on evaluation

2 hours written exam.

New and postponed exam: following semester.

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Nautical Studies (353MN)
Nautical Studies (353YV)

Required previous knowledge

Completed and passed Medical First Aid according to STCW Table A-VI / 4-1. The course has a university degree. This means that the subject is reserved for students who have been admitted to the Bachelor of Science in NTNU in Aalesund.

Course materials

Schreiner, A. and Anderud, L. (ed.) (2005). Medicine on board. Bergen: Fagbokforlaget.

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  5.0 SP
Study level: Third-year courses, level III


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2024

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Ålesund

Subject area(s)
  • Nautic


Examination arrangement: School exam

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn UTS School exam 100/100 E 2023-12-12 09:00 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
G132 Gnisten/Fagskolen 1
Spring ORD School exam 100/100 E 2024-06-07 09:00 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
G331 Gnisten/Fagskolen 36
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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