Staffordshire University

Staffordshire University

Advanced Forensic Practice (Sexual Assault And Custody Health Professional)

This course is designed by health professionals for those who work in the field of forensic medicine. This is the first forensic qualification, professionally badged by the United Kingdom Association of Forensic Nurses (UKAFN), providing recognition in this specialist field. This course is a collaboration between the faculties of health, science and the law school and utilises our combined resources of a full size court room for assessments by qualified legal experts in providing oral evidence in court, along with a fully refurbished crime scene house, complete with CCTV and an observation room, where you will be assessed by forensic experts and experienced ex-police officers. The course is aimed at all nurses and healthcare professionals working in a custody, or sexual offences role. The course will be competency assessed and has been developed with consideration to the Department of Health core elements of advanced practice.

Course modules

Modules include: Introduction to forensic practice; clinical competencies in forensic examination in either custody or sexual assault; professional legal skills for non-lawyers; physical assessment; research methods pre-requisite for dissertation\project based change module.

Assessment methods



Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Part-time January 2018 - 2 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Staffordshire University (Stoke-on-Trent Campus) ST4 2DE West Midlands

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