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Physician Courses

DDRC Professional Services offer training courses designed to provide theoretical and practical experience in Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine for doctors. DDRC Healthcare is one of the busiest hyperbaric units in the UK with a varied clinical caseload in elective and emergency hyperbaric medicine.

The following courses are currently run by DDRC Healthcare:


DMAC Level 1 (Medical Examiner of Divers) RCSEd module NOT required

DMAC Level 1 (Medical Examiner of Divers) WITH RCSEd module

UHMS Introduction to Hyperbaric Medicine and Level 1 (Medical Examiner of Divers

DMAC LEVEL 2D (10day)

DMAC Level 2D (Diving Medical Physician) previously known as Level 2a


Approved Medical Examiner of Divers (AMED) Refresher


Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine Taster Days

In order to attend the above courses (excluding the AMED Refresher), students will need to complete an online Diving Medicine Module provided by the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh(RCSEd).  

However, we do still offer 5 day Level 1 courses and 10 day Level 2D courses by arrangement.  Please contact training@ddrc.org if you would like to discuss your requirements.

Please see our RCSEd Online Diving Medicine page for details of the online module.

Course Prerequisites/Entry Requirements

Students will need a Primary Medical Degree (IMG) and/or Full GMC Registration and LTP (UK doctors only) if planning to attend DMAC/EDTCm Level 1 or Level 2 or UHMS Introductory Course in Hyperbaric Medicine.

Non-medical students wishing to attend for general professional interest and enhanced learning, will require a sound knowledge of anatomy, physiology, physics, chemistry and biology.  Please note that students attending for professional interest only and not registered with the GMC or with a Primary Medical Degree (as above), will only receive a DDRC Attendance Certificate.

All courses are delivered in English. A good understanding is a necessity.  Please talk to us if you feel this may be a problem.

Booking Your Place

To book a place on either the Level 1, Level 2D or Introductory Courses, please contact our Training Administration Team, either via email at training@ddrc.org or by calling on 01752 237137.  

AMED Refresher Courses can be booked online by visiting our Booking Information page or by contacting our Training Administration Team as above.





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