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Genital Examination: Normal and Abnormal Findings in Sexual Assault Forensic Examinations XFSC 7855

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, and Attorneys who work with adult and adolescent victim of sexual assault or who are already Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners, or who have taken the Forensic Nurse Examiner training and who are new or returning to their roles as Forensic Nurse Examiners. Prerequisite baseline understanding of forensic science is required. Students will learn about the normal anatomy of the adult and adolescent male and female genitalia, examine common medical conditions seen on genital examination, review examination techniques and documentation of genital injury. An overview of the current research on genital injury and forensic examination will be discussed with respect to medical and legal implications. Upon successful completion of this course, students will earn a digital badge titled "Sexual Assault Examination – Normal and Abnormal Findings".


  • 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.





Course offerings

Fall 2023

Below is one offering of XFSC 7855 for the Fall 2023 term.

CRN 50407


Mon Oct 16 - Tue Nov 07 (4 weeks)

  • 4 weeks
  • CRN 50407
  • $209.59
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Oct 16 - Nov 07 N/A N/A Online
Oct 24 Tue 14:00 - 17:00 Online


Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.



Important information
  1. Departmental approval needed
  2. This 0.5 credit course is online and will consist of one 3 hour livestream lecture on Tues, Oct 24th (2:00pm – 5:00pm) and 4 hours of asynchronous teaching. BCIT is offering a $75 discount for this term. Please contact the Program Assistants for departmental approval to register (including your BCIT student A0#) at and confirm that you have taken the prerequisite course FSCT 7840. At that time, the fee waiver for the discount will be provided.


This course offering has been cancelled. Please check back next term or subscribe to receive email updates.

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Explain the normal genital anatomy of an adult/adolescent male and female in a manner appropriate for a legal proceeding.
  • Assess the impact of conditions that can affect the appearance of genitalia on the genital examination findings during forensic examinations.
  • Construct a forensic examination of adult/adolescent female and male genitalia with accurate documentation of findings.

Effective as of Winter 2022

Related Programs

Genital Examination: Normal and Abnormal Findings in Sexual Assault Forensic Examinations (XFSC 7855) 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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