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Maritime School of Medicine and Public Health




Maritime School of Medicine and Public Health


In the world today, the prevention and control of infectious diseases has taken on a new meaning. Due in part to the COVID-19 pandemic, the expectations of employees, management, passengers, and competent authorities have dramatically shifted. However, at VIKAND, a global leader in maritime medical operations and public health solutions, we see challenges as opportunities.

A multi-layered approach is required to meet the challenges of today and tomorrow, to provide a healthier and safer environment for guests, crew, and the communities ships visit. The importance of crew training in the application of onboard infection control measures should not be understated. Even the best written policies will struggle to be effective if staff are not properly trained. Empowerment through training results in dedicated crew members whose knowledge, decision-making skills and enthusiasm will enhance their effectiveness, and greatly benefit your business.

That is why through our partnership with Simwave Academy, an international maritime safety education provider, we have developed an Infection Control Officer training course designed to provide solutions to these challenges.


Course Overview


Combining the theories and concepts of infectious disease epidemiology with core fundamental public health requirements, and applying them to the real-world onboard environment, our course is an innovative training solution that provides a comprehensive introduction into infectious disease prevention and control within the maritime industry.

By establishing a benchmark in maritime public health training, this unique course has been developed to provide a strong foundation to anyone interested in pursuing a career as an Infection Control or Public Health Officer onboard a cruise ship, or to support the evolution of robust public health knowledge and understanding for those working on commercial vessels and private yachts.





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Course Overview


Combining the theories and concepts of infectious disease epidemiology with core fundamental public health requirements, and applying them to the real-world onboard environment, our course is an innovative training solution that provides a comprehensive introduction into infectious disease prevention and control within the maritime industry.

By establishing a benchmark in maritime public health training, this unique course has been developed to provide a strong foundation to anyone interested in pursuing a career as an Infection Control or Public Health Officer onboard a cruise ship, or to support the evolution of robust public health knowledge and understanding for those working on commercial vessels and private yachts.

What You Can Expect


After two introductory modules that establish the fundamentals of onboard hierarchy and the maritime regulatory environment - including explanations on how cultural awareness and communication can impact success - the course covers key elements, such as:


  • Principle Concepts of Infectious Disease Epidemiology
  • Classification & Characterization of Different Infectious Diseases
  • Food Safety
  • Prevention & Control Onboard
  • Water Safety & Pest Control
  • How to Conduct a Communicable Disease Outbreak Investigation Onboard
  • Train the Trainer, Education & Development 

What You Can Expect


After two introductory modules that establish the fundamentals of onboard hierarchy and the maritime regulatory environment - including explanations on how cultural awareness and communication can impact success - the course covers key elements, such as:

The course covers key elements, such as:

  • Principle Concepts of Infectious Disease Epidemiology
  • Classification & Characterization of Different Infectious Diseases
  • Food Safety
  • Prevention & Control Onboard
  • Water Safety & Pest Control
  • How to Conduct a Communicable Disease Outbreak Investigation Onboard
  • Train the Trainer, Education & Development 

Learn More

Enrollment Information


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Learning Environment:

The course is delivered through a customized online Learning Management System exclusively developed by Simwave Academy, so applicants can study while onboard in parallel with their normal duties, or at home, prior to embarkation.

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Course Length:

Comprised of nine modules and a final exam, the course is approximately 30-hours in length, depending on prior knowledge, and may either be taken consecutively over a number of days, or gradually over several weeks. Applicants can easily pick up where they left off allowing the course to be completed at their own pace.


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Certification:

Each applicant who successfully completes the Infection Control Officer training course will receive a Classification Society (RINA) certified certificate as evidence of their training.


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Requirements:

A maritime public health or medical background is preferred, but experience in key supervisory roles within maritime operations, or an education in complementary subjects, is also acceptable.



Enrollment Information


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Learning Environment:

The course is delivered through a customized online Learning Management System exclusively developed by Simwave Academy, so applicants can study while onboard in parallel with their normal duties, or at home, prior to embarkation.

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Course Length:

Comprised of nine modules and a final exam, the course is approximately 30-hours in length, depending on prior knowledge, and may either be taken consecutively over a number of days, or gradually over several weeks. Applicants can easily pick up where they left off allowing the course to be completed at their own pace.

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Certification:

Each applicant who successfully completes the Infection Control Officer training course will receive a Classification Society (RINA) certified certificate as evidence of their training.

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Requirements:

A maritime public health or medical background is preferred, but experience in key supervisory roles within maritime operations, or an education in complementary subjects, is also acceptable.


PRICING


Infection Control Officer Course Fee: $1,340 per participant



Enroll

If you are a current VIKAND client, are interested in Group Bookings, or have any other queries, please contact us by filling out the form below.