Staffordshire University

Staffordshire University

Advanced Forensic Practice (Sexual Assault and Custody)

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.

Entry requirements

A first degree or equivalent recent academic work at either Masters or Degree level and must be able to identify a Preceptor in their workplace who is able to assess their clinical competencies.

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.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 33 per Credit (EU) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 33 per Credit (England) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 33 per Credit (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 33 per Credit (Scotland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 33 per Credit (Wales) 2 years
PgCert Part-time September 2016 - 1 years
PgDip Part-time September 2016 - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Staffordshire University (Stafford Campus) Stafford ST18 0AD West Midlands

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