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FSCT 7820 - Forensic Health Care in Violence and Trauma

Forensic Investigation Part-time Studies Course

School of Computing and Academic Studies

Course Details

Provides a clinical and forensic science based model of care for forensic assessment and evaluation of patients/victims of trauma, violence and crime across the lifespan. Includes: child maltreatment, interpersonal violence, elder maltreatment, sexual assault, toxicology, and intentional/ non intentional trauma.


Admission to a Forensic credential program or permission of the Program Coordinator.



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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, the student will be able to:

  • Apply forensic terminology to the clinical management of victims of trauma, violence and crime.
  • Develop a forensic assessment for children who are victims of trauma, violence and crime.
  • Develop a forensic assessment for adolescents who are victims of trauma, violence and crime.
  • Develop a forensic assessment for adults who are victims of trauma, violence and crime.
  • Outline the catagories of forensic evidence in its various forms such as physical, direct, trace.
  • Outline how to collect forensic evidence from victims of trauma, violence and crime.
  • Assess the differences between medical documention and clinical forensic documentation procedures including accuracy, completeness, and chain of custody for forensic evidence collection.
  • Interpret the effects of alcohol and drug toxicology on the human body.
  • Outline the judicial role and qualifications of an expert witness versus a medical witness within the Canadian justice system.

Effective as of Fall 2005

Related Programs

FSCT 7820 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Computing and Academic Studies

  1. Forensic Science Technology (Forensic Health Sciences Option)
    Part-time   Advanced Certificate


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