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Diploma In The Medical Care Of Catastrophes

The Diploma is designed to demonstrate thorough specialist knowledge for those practitioners who are required to provide a medical and surgical response at the scene of major man-made and natural disasters. It is intended for civilian and military physicians, surgeons, dentists and nurses, who will work as members of medical response teams.

Conflict & Catastrophe Medicine Course

This 11-month part-time course is designed to fulfill the requirements for admission to the examination for the Diploma in the Medical Care of Catastrophes (DMCC). The course commences in January and candidates have up to two years to complete it. 70% attendance is required for DMCC eligibility. This is based on the number of course days. The content and mode of teaching on the course is designed primarily for postgraduates. Applications from undergraduates will not be accepted.

Course Fees

FULL FEE (2 YEAR PERIOD):                                                               £1000.00

ONE YEAR EXTENSION FEE:                                                              £250.00

The course fee is required in full and exclusive of the examination fee.

Withdrawal From Course

No refunds after 30 days of registering for the course. All other circumstances will be considered on an individual basis at the discretion of the Faculty Manager and Course Director, and are subject to a withdrawal fee.


Course sessions are held on one or two Saturdays a month from January to December (with a break in August) at Apothecaries’ Hall, Black Friars Lane, London EC4V 6EJ.


You may sit the exam up to three years after completion of the course and must possess a one year registration with the GMC, the GDC or the NMC, along with 70% completion of the course.

For details about the examination please see the Examinations Section (Guide to the Diploma in the Medical Care of Catastrophes DMCC/Regulations for admission to the examinations).