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Forensic Nurse Examiner Core Education: Theoretical Aspects FSCT 7840

Forensic Investigation Part-time Studies Course

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.


  • FSCT 7810 or permission of the program coordinator.





Course offerings

Fall 2022

Below is one offering of FSCT 7840 for the Fall 2022 term.

CRN 36436


Mon Nov 07 - Tue Nov 22 (3 weeks)

  • 3 weeks
  • CRN 36436
  • $850.09
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Nov 07 - Nov 09 Mon, Tue, Wed 08:30 - 17:00 Online
Nov 14 Mon 08:30 - 17:00 Online
Nov 21 - Nov 22 Mon, Tue 08:30 - 17:00 Online

Aimee Falkenberg

Course outline




Important information
  1. Departmental approval needed
  2. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.
  3. FSCT 7810 is a mandatory prerequisite of FSCT 7840 and must be successfully completed prior to taking this course. Classes ONLINE via bluejeans: Nov 7-22, 2022: (Nov 7, 8, 9, 14, 21 & 22) – full days from 8:30am to 5:00pm. Students need a computer, computer camera and computer microphone to speak in the training and for their presentation assignment. For details on the textbook and course material required, please check: (BCIT FALL 2022 TERM... DE - FSCT) Students who have been accepted into a Forensics program where this course is a part of the matrix may register without any further approvals. Students who are not currently accepted in a Forensics program or, if this course is NOT part of your program matrix, please contact the Program Assistants for departmental approval at For information on Forensic programs and courses, please visit:

Seats Available

5 seats remaining as of Sat October 22, 2022 at 8:44 pm (PDT). Availability may change at any time.

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

Related Programs

Forensic Nurse Examiner Core Education: Theoretical Aspects (FSCT 7840) is offered as a part of the following programs:

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