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M4-86

NATO Senior Medical Staff Officer Course (SMSOC)

Conducted by JPOD

Aim

Provide fundamental medical support planning knowledge for senior medical officers appointed to NATO/multinational headquarters or as national medical support planners that interact with NATO command structures.

Details

Duration: 1 Week
Course Structure: Resident (1)
Language: English 3333 IAW STANAG 6001
Classification: NATO Unclassified
Discipline: MED - Medical Support
Area: MS - Medical Support
Depth of Knowledge: 2 - Intermediate
ePrime No.: ACT.163
ETOC Code: MED-MS-21498

Course Iterations

Code Course Dates Open Seats
M4-86-A-21 18 - 22 Oct 21 Contact POC

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Learning Objectives

Comprehend NATO Medical Command and Control Foundation: Given references, students from different nations and cultures will describe NATO command, control, and force structures in accordance with current practices.

Explain Medical support to NATO operations and planning: Given a scenario, students will explain terms and procedures specific to the NATO comprehensive operational planning process (COPD & OPP) and multinational medical support planning.

Describe NATO Medical Doctrine: Given references, students will describe different levels and content of Medical Support Doctrine and policies.

Comprehend Medical support role in the NATO Comprehensive Approach: Given scenarios, students will explain the role of medical support through the NATO comprehensive approach in joint multinational operations.

Course Participants

Military officers (OF-4 through OF-6) and their civilian equivalents serving in or selected for assignment to a NATO HQ (PE & CE) or agency as medical directors, medical advisors, or in a national senior medical staff position with involvement in NATO medical support coordination. Other students will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Language Proficiency: English 3333 IAW STANAG 6001
Rank Requirements: NCO: Not eligible
Officer: OF-4 thru OF-6

Methodology

This one-week course is comprised of lectures and syndicate work. Day 1 provides a broad overview of NATO structures, its operational and medical support planning processes. Day 2 focuses on NATOs comprehensive operational planning process (COPD & OPP) and how medical support planning contributes to them. Day 3 concentrates on different environments and special considerations. Days 4 and 5 have an emphasis on developing and presenting a concept of operation for medical support within a joint multinational operation.

Further Information

This one-week course is comprised of lectures and syndicate work. Day 1 provides a broad overview of NATO structures, its operational and medical support planning processes. Day 2 focuses on NATOs comprehensive operational planning process (COPD & OPP) and how medical support planning contributes to them. Day 3 concentrates on different environments and special considerations. Days 4 and 5 have an emphasis on developing and presenting a concept of operation for medical support within a joint multinational operation.