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FSCT 7840 - Forensic Nurse Examiner Core Education: Theoretical Aspects

Forensic Investigation Part-time Studies Course

School of Computing and Academic Studies

Course Details

This course provides the forensic knowledge and skills for forensic health assessments, evidence collection, chain-of-custody, documentation and evaluation of victims of sexual assault (adult and adolescent). The course covers the theoretical aspects for the specialized care of victims of sexual assault that will be utilized in a practical setting in FSCT 7841 or FSCT 7842. This course is open to all health care and non-health care professionals admitted to the program.

Prerequisite(s)

60% in FSCT 7810 or 60% in FSCT 7820 or 60% in FSCT 7830

Credits

3.0

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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, the student will be able to:

  • Outline the clinical, forensic and scientific body of knowledge associated with the care of the victims of sexual assault (adult and adolescent).
  • Contrast the myths surrounding sexual assault with the realities of sexual assault based on current literature and statistics.
  • Assess the interface of the health and justice systems in Canada in relation to sexual assault.
  • Outline the professional relationships of the multi disciplinary teams (law enforcement, forensic examiners, social services, health care providers and specialized victims services groups) utilized in the care of victims of sexual assault.
  • Develop a comprehensive forensic health care plan for the collection, examination and evaluation of forensic evidence involving victims of sexual assault.
  • Outline forensic health care examination of the victims of sexual assault based on nursing/medicine, forensic science, legal and ethical principles.
  • Outline how forensic health care examinations of victims of sexual assault are conducted in an objective, respectful and victim-sensitive manner.
  • Propose a forensic assessment, forensic evidence collection plan and an evaluation process based on forensic documentation principles.
  • Evaluate the forensic assessment process in relation to the victim's physical, emotional and psychosocial well being.
  • Develop testimonial skills for the judicial process.
  • Assess the applicable forensic nurse examiner standards of practice provincially, nationally and internationally.

Effective as of Fall 2005

Related Programs

FSCT 7840 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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