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Forensic Examination of Non-Fatal Strangulation XFSC 7853

Forensics Microcredentials Course

International Fees

International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.

Course details

​This course is intended for Registered Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Physicians, Police/Law Enforcement, Investigators, Victim Service Workers and Attorneys who work with victims of interpersonal violence or who have taken the Forensic Nurse Examiner training. Prerequisite baseline understanding of forensic sciences required. Students will learn about the seriousness of strangulation from a medical and legal perspective, how to identify acts of strangulation in cases of interpersonal violence, assess for strangulation injuries, general medical management, Canadian laws and forensic documentation specific to this unique type of violence. Upon successful completion of this course, students will earn a digital badge titled “Forensic Examination of Non-Fatal Injuries".​


  • FSCT 7840 OR Currently working/returning to work in field of health care, law enforcement or investigation specific to victims of interpersonal violence OR by permission of the forensics department.



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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Explain the seriousness and consequences of non-fatal strangulation as an aspect of interpersonal violence from both a medical and legal perspective.
  • Conduct and document an accurate forensic/medical history of cases involving known or suspected non-fatal strangulation.
  • Assess a victim/patient for strangulation injury from a forensic and medical perspective.

Effective as of Winter 2022

Related Programs

Forensic Examination of Non-Fatal Strangulation (XFSC 7853) is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Computing and Academic Studies

  1. Advanced Forensic Nurse Examiner
    Microcredential Part-time


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