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NATO Medical Intelligence Course (MEDINTEL)

Conducted by JPOD


The aim of this course is to provide fundamental knowledge of NATO medical intelligence procedures in order to; arrange, manage, plan and synthesize medical intelligence for NATO missions, NCS and NFS. This includes concepts, precepts, terminology, general program management and procedures.


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: 4 - Expert
ePrime No.: ACT.231
ETOC Code: MED-MS-3717

Course Iterations

Code Course Dates Open Seats
M4-87-B-23 13 - 17 Nov 23
M4-87-A-24 01 - 05 Jul 24 Contact POC
M4-87-B-24 04 - 08 Nov 24 Contact POC

If you wish to join a resident course you may have your agency POC send a seat request. Please click on the POC Finder to obtain the contact information of your agency POC.

ADL courses can be accessed without the need for enrolment but students are required to register through the JADL portal using a military/government email address otherwise they will not be accepted.

Learning Objectives

Comprehend NATO Medical Command and Control structures: Given a scenario, students from different nations and cultures will be able to describe NATO command, control, and force structures in accordance with current practices.

Explain NATO Intelligence, Medical Information and NATO Medical Intelligence: Given a scenario, students will explain terms, differences, and interfaces of NATO intelligence and medical intelligence within joint multinational operations.

Synthesize NATO Medical intelligence: Given a scenario, students will develop MEDINTEL products IAW references that support commanders leading joint multinational operations.

Apply the Medical Intelligence Process: Given scenarios, students will demonstrate in detail different aspects of medical intelligence assessment and development of medical intelligence products for military, humanitarian, and joint multinational operations

Course Participants

Military officers (OF-1 through OF-9) and NCOs (OR-6 through OR-9), or their civilian equivalents, serving in a NATO HQ or NATO agency in medical or intelligence staff positions, or other medical personnel on a case-by-case basis.

Language Proficiency: English 3333 IAW STANAG 6001
Rank Requirements: NCO: OR-6 thru OR-9
Officer: OF-1 thru OF-9


This one-week course is comprised of lectures and syndicate work. Day 1 provides a broad overview of NATO structures focusing on medical support including an introduction to NATO Intelligence. Day 2 focuses on introducing the NATO intelligence cycle and how medical intelligence contributes to it and uses this process while collecting data. Day 3 concentrates on processing medical intelligence data with an academic and a practical focus. Days 4 and 5 are syndicate focussed with emphasis on developing and presenting medical intelligence products to a commander of a proposed joint multinational operation.

Further Information

Medical intelligence is a crucial element of medical support and has undergone considerable changes. NATO’s concept of joint and multinational missions and NATO’s ability to respond outside of traditional areas of operation (whenever and wherever) has added to a growing importance attached to (medical) force protection. This has led to increased demands for comprehensive, integrated, timely, and cohesive medical intelligence. Medical Intelligence training within NATO is not covered by any other NATO course.