Project Scheduled Tasks

Task 1 – Develop a virtual platform: E-Maritime Medicine for World Maritime Universities

To develop an E-Maritime Medicine platform – a virtual platform with the main aim to improve the knowledge of seafaring students and medical instructors and the exchange of know-how by sharing their experience through the e-activity platform in Maritime Medicine for IAMU members and their partners, from an educational perspective.

Coordinator: Constanta Maritime University

Partner 1: Nikola Y. Vaptsarov Naval Academy (NYVNA)

Partner 2: Istanbul Technical University – Maritime Faculty

 

Task 2 – Develop a network of working groups in E-Maritime Medicine for universities

To develop in each maritime university, member of IAMU association, a working group (engineers, IT specialists and medicine doctors) for establishing standards both when it comes to telemedical equipment on board ships and maritime university centres.

To create a small network between these groups from different maritime universities which are experienced in providing maritime telemedical assistance.

Coordinator: Nikola Y. Vaptsarov Naval Academy (NYVNA)

Partner 1: Constanta Maritime University

Partner 2: Istanbul Technical University – Maritime Faculty

 

Task 3 – Develop a guideline for seafarers and physician doctors on E-Maritime Medicine

To developed a guideline to organize all the necessary information and make it available to physicians and healthcare institutions planning to practice maritime telemedicine.

In order to maintain the quality of medical care at a level that is higher than needed for seafaring students, the publication of this guideline on the virtual platform will promote the understanding of maritime telemedicine. This guideline applies to a healthcare system in which physicians adhere to the belief that they are primarily responsible for providing real-time, bi-directional healthcare to seafaring students patients using telecommunication and audio-visual equipment.

This guideline comprises the following: a chapter with definitions and explanations of major items related to maritime telemedicine for the purpose of achieving a common understanding among physicians and medical institutions in Constanta. In another chapter we mention the advantages and disadvantages of the system. Next, we will explain matters of vital importance in performing maritime telemedicine. Most of these notes consist of documentation relating to points which are likely to occur in physicians’ daily practice, but which need to be explained in particular when performing maritime telemedicine.

Coordinator: Constanta Maritime University

Partner 1:  Nikola Y. Vaptsarov Naval Academy (NYVNA)

Partner 2: Istanbul Technical University – Maritime Faculty

 

Task 4 – Workshop on E-Maritime Medicine

A workshop will be organized at the end of the project, where we will present the virtual platform E-Maritime Medicine, the facilities of the platform, the main menu with content of materials drafted by the working groups from different universities.  The workshop will also enable the project members to disseminate their results and, at the same time, it will enable specialists in maritime medicine to share their data and results regarding the treatment of seafarers. Also this workshop will consist of a small session on maritime health and safety with an interdisciplinary participation.

Coordinator: Constanta Maritime University

Partner 1: Nikola Y. Vaptsarov Naval Academy (NYVNA)

Partner 2: Istanbul Technical University – Maritime Faculty