Most Offshore Medic refresher medic courses typically involve a 2 week placement away from home, every 3 years. Not good when leave rotations etc dictate only a short time at home.
Medipro is one of the few courses that offer a distant learning package. This consisted of 4 modules involving legislation, emergency medical conditions, primary health care and various other elements. The coursework was in the form of workbooks to work through, with questions and answers continually throughout, and at the end various written assignments to complete, which were marked / critiqued back at Medipro.
The practical element involved a 2 day placement at Medipro, where assessments were undertaken for both advance cardiac life support and trauma management, along with some useful medical updates.
This is an ideal course for those with medics who have limited leave periods, yet are able to undertake the distant learning side of things while at work.
The instructors were from a strong medical background, and the facilities appropriate for both practical and theory presentations