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Forensic Examination of Non-Fatal Strangulation XFSC 7853

Forensics Microcredentials Part-time Studies Course

Course details

​This course is intended for Registered Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Physicians, Police/Law Enforcement, Investigators, and Attorneys who work with victim of interpersonal violence or who have taken the Forensic Nurse Examiner training and who are new or returning to their roles as Forensic Nurse Examiners. Prerequisite baseline understanding of forensic sciences required. Students will learn about the seriousness of strangulation from a medical and legal perspective, how to identify acts of strangulation in cases of interpersonal violence, assess for strangulation injuries, general medical management and forensic documentation specific to this unique type of violence. Upon successful completion of this course, students will earn a digital badge titled “Forensic Examination of Non-Fatal Injuries”.


  • FSCT 7840 OR Currently working/returning to work in field of health care, law enforcement or investigation specific to victims of interpersonal violence OR by permission of the forensics department.





Course offerings

Winter 2023

Below is one offering of XFSC 7853 for the Winter 2023 term.

CRN 90079


Tue Feb 07 - Tue Feb 28 (4 weeks)

  • 4 weeks
  • CRN 90079
  • $205.36
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Feb 07 - Feb 28 N/A N/A Online
Feb 14 Tue 14:00 - 17:00 Online

Hannah Varto

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.



Important information
  1. Departmental approval needed
  2. This 0.5 credit course is ONLINE. There will be a 3 hour livestream session on Tues. Feb.14, 1400-1700 (2:00pm - 5:00pm PST). Attendance for the live session is mandatory. Students must complete the asynchronous module before attendance at the live session. Please contact the Program Assistants for departmental approval to register (including your BCIT student A0#) at

Sneak Preview

This section is only available for registration starting Wed October 26, 2022 at 9:00 am (PDT)

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Explain the seriousness and consequences of non-fatal strangulation as an aspect of interpersonal violence from both a medical and legal perspective.
  • Conduct and document an accurate forensic/medical history of cases involving known or suspected non-fatal strangulation.
  • Assess a victim/patient for strangulation injury from a forensic and medical perspective.

Effective as of Winter 2022

Related Programs

Forensic Examination of Non-Fatal Strangulation (XFSC 7853) is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Computing and Academic Studies

  1. Advanced Forensic Nurse Examiner
    Microcredential Part-time


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