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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

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Course Details

​The course covers the theoretical aspects for the specialized care of victims of sexual assault and practical skills that will be utilized in a clinical setting. This course is open to all health care and non-health care professionals admitted to the program with the required prerequisite. This nursing continuing professional development activity was approved by the International Association of Forensic Nurses, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. IAFN Approval: AU05042020.BCTIA.


Successful completion of FSCT 7810





Spring/Summer 2021

Below is one offering of this course for the Spring/Summer 2021 term.

CRN 57890

Tue Jun 01 - Tue Jun 15 3 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jun 01 - Jun 15 Online Delivery
See Notes below


Aimee Falkenberg

Course Outline




  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Departmental approval needed
  3. Classes online (live web stream via BLUEJEANS APP): June 1, 2, 3 7 14, and 15 - all day (0800-1700) 0830-1700. Attendance mandatory. Completion of all assignments and attendance at all live webinar sessions are required for a passing grade in this course. Failure to complete all course components will result in a grade of "U" (unsatisfactory). Please contact the Program Assistants for departmental approval at For information on Forensic programs and courses, please visit:

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


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