Medical suppliesCertification in Humanitarian Medical Logistics Practices (MedLog) launched September 1, 2009.  MedLog focuses on medical items' special supply chain requirements.  MedLog is aimed at experienced logisticians and medical specialists handling the medical supply within humanitarian organizations.  Upon completion,

Logisticians will be able to:

  • Plan and operate the medical supply chain with more confidence in your knowledge of the special technical and quality assurance requirements of the medical supply
  • Advise medical program planners on medical items’ supply chain and quality assurance requirements
  • Make more informed responses and get the information needed sooner, when medical program colleagues request logistics support

Medical specialists will be able to:

  • Plan medical programs with an understanding of what logistics can and cannot do, and the logistics implications of medical programs
  • Handle the medical supply while following the supply chain and quality assurance requirements of the medical items
  • Make requests of logistics colleagues that are more informed and specific to ensure the medical supply is properly handled and quality assurance is maintained

MedLog is designed to be completed in 6 months, working approximately 5 hours per week. MedLog is only available in English.  There are no pre-requisites for MedLog.  You do not need to be currently employed or affiliated with a humanitarian organization to partake in this course. 

For current course fees and payment options, please contact the delivery partner, LLA on  The fee includes all course materials, coach support and final assessment, licence and management fees.

Medlog Learners receive complementary Learner Affiliate membership of CILT(UK). This gives privileged access to a range of benefits and services, as outlined below, designed to help and support them throughout their studies and future careers. If Learners are already members of CILT(UK), they retain their existing member grade. This membership is valid for the entire duration of their study, within their 2 year registration period.

The Knowledge Centre – This gives Learners access to journals, reports, research and benchmarking available online and in hard copy (hard copies only available in the UK), which will prove invaluable when researching, revising and writing subject matter.

Webshop – Benefitting from discounts on over 180 publications, which can be purchased through the Webshop.

Logistics & Transport Focus – Monthly online copies of the leading magazine covering disciplines of logistics, passenger transport, transport planning and supply chain management - each issue is full of topical articles, reports and case studies, which will help with much of a Learners research. 

Weekly News Bulletin  –  the Institute's weekly e-newsletter brings Learners updates on the latest events nationally as well as the latest industry news from their sector, giving them the chance to have your say on current topics.

CPD Online – an online tool to help Learners identify their development needs and detail how they plan how they can be met during their study.

Careers Service – our Careers Service offers Learners a dedicated career consultant who can help them with a CV review to assist them in making that crucial first impression count with potential employers, as well as free downloads to help with the job search and interview coaching to help them get that job. (UK based) 

Legal Helpline – as a member Learners can receive personal legal advice and support with immediate, clear and concise guidance from a professional and qualified service that understands their needs. This resource is available to members 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. (UK based) 

Events – Engage with a wealth of knowledge and information, plus network with professionals at the renowned CILT Annual Conference, lecture series and specialised events.

Appointments Online – use our advanced search facility to find their ideal job.

» Click here for the full details in the MedLog Course Information Sheet

Last modified: Monday, 30 March 2015, 11:39 AM