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FSCT 7841 - Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Core Education - Practical Aspects for Health Care Professionals

Forensic Investigation Part-time Studies Course

School of Computing and Academic Studies

Course Details

This course builds upon the theoretical aspects covered in FSCT 7840 (Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Core Education ? Theoretical Aspects) and due to its clinical component is restricted to registered nurses or other physicians within the program. This course provides clinical practice for forensic health assessments, forensic evidence collection, chain-of-custody, documentation and evaluation for victims of sexual assault (adult and adolescent, female and male). The course will include 3 hours of instruction on the performance of vaginal speculum examinations for the purposes of recognition of normal female genitalia versus abnormal findings. It will also include recognition of normal male genitalia versus abnormal findings. Please note: only vaginal speculum examinations will be conducted in the clinical setting. The student will be placed in a clinical setting for 12 hours to perform clinical functions of vaginal speculum examinations under the direct supervision of a physician or registered nurse with delegated transfer of function for vaginal speculum examinations.


60% in FSCT 7840



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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, the student will be able to:

  • Observe a demonstration of clinical examination of a female under the instruction of clinical practice educator.
  • Demonstrate a clinical examination of a male under the instruction of clinical practice educator.
  • Perform vaginal speculum examinations in a clinical setting under the direct supervision of medical personnel for 12 clinical hours.
  • Demonstrate a forensic health care examination of a victim of sexual assault based on guidelines of forensic health care.

Effective as of Fall 2005

Related Programs

FSCT 7841 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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