Level 1 Introductory Diving Medicine: Fitness to Dive

Course Overview

What: An international faculty of physicians and scientists specializing in Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine has been assembled to present the 4th CSA Z275 Level 1 Introductory Course in Diving Medicine: Fitness to Dive. The course schedule and faculty members can be viewed elsewhere on our website.

Where: The course will be held in Québec City, QC at the Québec Aquarium, 1675 Avenue des Hôtels, Ville de Québec, QC G1W 4S3. A small block of rooms has been reserved at the very pleasant Hôtel Sépia, 3135 Chemin Saint-Louis, Ville de Québec, QC G1W 1R9 which is less than 500m walking distance to the Aquarium. A corporate rate of $118.75/night has been secured which includes parking, a daily hot breakfast, and WiFi. If you are planning to stay there, we would recommend that you book early. Call (418) 653-4941 and tell them that you are with the Undersea Medicine Canada diving medicine course. You can also visit their website at http://www.hotelsepia.ca

When: This 5-day course that will take place from 28 Oct – 1 Nov 2019. The course has a maximum course load of 20 participants and will include occupational tours and site visits. See the course schedule at the bottom of this page.

Prerequisites: A Physics Pre-Instruction Package (PIP) will be sent out to all course registrants approximately two weeks before the beginning of the course. All participants must complete this diving physics package before the beginning of the course. It will be assumed that everyone arrives on the course with knowledge of the package (contents + practice questions). There will be a 1-hr review lesson the first morning of the course for any questions. No previous knowledge in diving medicine is required for the course.

Cost: The cost for this course will be $1,350 CDN, which includes 15% GST. All course materials, tours/site visits and transportation are included in the fees, as well as accreditation and CME credits (see below). Morning coffee break and snack, catered daily lunches and a Welcome Reception on the evening of 28 Oct 2019 are also included. The Welcome Reception will be held at the Quebec Aquarium immediately following Monday classes, and will include tasty little snacks!

Accreditation: Upon successful completion of this course, physicians will qualify as a CSA Z275.2-15 Level 1 Diving Medical Examiner and can have their name listed with the Diver Certification Board of Canada (DCBC) to conduct commercial divers medicals in Canada. This is a 40 h course and this Group Learning Program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada for 35 MAINPRO+ CME credits (course ID #189149).

If you have any future questions, please contact Dr. Debbie Pestell at drdeb1@ns.sympatico.ca, or by phone at: (902) 225-8214. Finally, as all lectures will be provided to course participants on a USB data stick, it is strongly recommended that you bring a laptop computer with you for review and study purposes before the course exam.


Course Schedule