Forensic health care and forensic nursing are emerging as new concepts in Canadian medical/health care. This online course provides an overview to Forensic Health Sciences and its application to clinical practice in Canada. Although the major focus is on the nursing role, these concepts are of great importance and relevance to other allied health professionals because medical and legal issues overlap in all aspects of healthcare. This course may also be of interest to individuals who work in various investigative fields where forensic medical expertise and its application may be of value to the investigative process. This course will describe the myriad of opportunities for the application of forensic health sciences in modern society, and help the student to explore some of these options in a variety of settings. Topics such as interpersonal violence, death investigation, collection of evidence, documenting injuries, consequences of violence, and interdisciplinary collaboration in forensics health sciences will be explored. This course is delivered 100% online. No attendance required. None. This is a 3 credit undergraduate online course. This course will be of interest to nursing students, or anyone in the healthcare field who does not have the required degree for entry to the Forensic Health Sciences graduate certificate but has an interest in forensic health sciences, or anyone interested in the application of forensic medical expertise in an investigative setting.
Upon successful completion, the student will be able to:
Effective as of Fall 2008
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