Sexual Assault Forensic Examination

University College Dublin

County/location

  • Dublin

Qualifications

  • Minor Certificate (Level 9 NFQ)

Attendance options

  • Part time

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Qualification Letters

GradCert

Enrolment and Start Dates Comment

Start Date: September 2014.

Application Date

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Application Weblink

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Duration

The course will be part-time over two semesters.

Link to Course Fee

http://www.ucd.ie/registry/adminservices/fees/feerates.html

Entry Requirements

Am I Eligible for this Course?
•The course is open to registered medical practitioners who are presently, or wish to, undertake examination in cases of child, adolescent, or adult male or female sexual assault.

International Applicants
•International applicants should contact the academic programme director for a full list of entry requirements.

Course Content

Graduate Cert. Sexual Assault Forensic Examination

Who Should Take This Course?
Medical practitioners who undertake examinations in cases of child, adolescent or adult female or male sexual assault.

Course Overview
The course will provide training for doctors to undertake sexual assault forensic examinations and will lead to the award of a postgraduate Certificate. The course will provide the basic skills to undertake these examinations and present the clinical findings to the courts.

Course Features
•Provides training for doctors to undertake child, adolescent or adult sexual assault forensic examinations.
•Provides the skills to undertake these examinations and present the clinical findings to the courts.
•Highly specialised course, developed and delivered by national and international experts.

Subjects Taught

What Will I Learn?
The course will be part-time over two semesters.

The first module will be taught with three two-day sessions, including lectures, seminars, consultation, clinical examination, report writing and courtroom skills workshops; and with self-directed learning with feedback and discussions in small groups. Course members will keep personal learning portfolios to plan, implement and assess their learning. Assessment will be by continual assessment, assessment of presentations and learning portfolios, and a written MCQ examination.

During the second module, students will observe or undertake 10 sexual assault examinations under the supervision of a Mentor, and will write-up a casebook with medico-legal commentaries under the supervision of a mentor. Assessment will be by continual assessment, assessment of the casebook and an oral examination.

Number of Credits

30

Further Enquiries

Programme Administrator:
Ms. Brid McCormack
UCD School of Medicine & Medical Science
Forensic & Legal Medicine
UCD Health Sciences Centre
Belfield
Dublin 4
T: + 353 1 716 6647
E: legal.medicine@ucd.ie

Academic Course Co-ordinator:
Dr. Andrew Wilkinson
Forensic and Legal Medicine
UCD School of Medicine and Medical Science
Health Sciences Centre
Belfield
Dublin 4
T: + 353 1 7166647
E: andrew.wilkinson@ucd.ie

Course Web Page

http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/studywithus/graduatestudies/forensicmedicine/...