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DMAC Physicians Level 1 Medical Examiner of Divers (No RCSEd Online Module Required)

This 5 day course is aimed at any doctor with an interest in diving medicine in the UK or abroad, as well as being one of the required qualifications for becoming a HSE Approved Medical Examiner of Divers (AMED).

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Core Activities
This 5 day DMAC Level 1 course provides training to enable doctors to perform the periodic "Fitness to dive assessments" of working and recreational /sports divers and hyperbaric chamber workers. Following successful completion of this course a doctor working in the UK may contact HSE and apply to become an HSE Approved Medical Examiner of Divers (AMED).

Core Modules: Medical examination of divers

  • Diving physics and physiology
  • Safety in hyperbaric chambers
  • Chamber and diving equipment
  • Decompression illness (DCI)
  • Fitness to dive regulations and standards (recreational and commercial) for divers and tunnellers
  • Fitness to dive discussion and case histories
  • Fitness to dive practical assessments and techniques including skills stations
  • Fitness to dive after DCI
  • Medications under pressure
  • Practical training under pressure (pool/chamber)
  • Funding, resources and support societies
  • Clinical governance and risk assessment
  • Management responsibilities

Course structure

  • The Level 1 qualification is delivered as a 5 day face-to-face course with no requirement to complete the RCSEd online module.

Accreditations offered

  • DMAC
  • EDTCmed
  • Faculty of Occupational Medicine CPD points - 37.5


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