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Monash University Handbook 2011 Postgraduate - Course

This course entry should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Managing facultyMedicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
Abbreviated titleGradCertNurs(Forens)
Total credit points required24
Standard duration of study (years)1 year PT
Study mode and locationOff-campus (Clayton)
Admission, fee and application details http://www.monash.edu/study/coursefinder/course/3884
Contact details

Ms Debbie Hellings, course administrator: telephone +61 3 9684 4115; email debbie.hellings@monash.edu or debbieh@vifm.org

Visit website http://www.vifm.org

Course coordinator

Dr Angela Williams

Notes

  • This course is not available to international student visa holders.
  • Part-time study only.

Description

This course, offered by the Department of Forensic Medicine, aims to assist those with an interest in pursuing professional development in the area of forensic nursing. Areas covered are:

  • forensic knowledge and nursing responsibilities in forensic cases
  • clinical consultations with victims of crime and offenders
  • medico-legal report writing and provision of evidence in court
  • theoretical and cultural aspects of interpersonal violence.

Objectives

On completion of the course, graduates will have gained the knowledge, skills and attributes (theoretical and practical) necessary to:

  • provide a comprehensive nursing service for victims of interpersonal violence
  • demonstrate a thorough working knowledge of the forensic and nursing responsibilities in forensic cases
  • obtain highly developed communication skills in clinical consultations with victims of crime and offenders
  • write medico-legal reports and provide evidence in courts on a range of clinical situations and consultations
  • liaise effectively with associated agencies, law enforcement, criminal justice system and counselling services on issues surrounding individual cases
  • comprehend theoretical and cultural aspects of interpersonal violence.

Assessment

Assessment includes case study reports, presentations, online discussion, clinical placement/attachment.

Structure

This course comprises four core units.

Requirements

Semester 1

Semester 2

  • FOR5002 Sexual assault nursing II
  • FOR5004 Nursing and the criminal justice system

Award(s)

Graduate Certificate of Nursing (Forensic)