Fundamentals of Forensic Health Care

This internationally designed course will give health professionals a robust and up-to-date grounding in the principles and best practices in the field of forensic health care.

The exciting online course meets international standards of expert instruction on forensic health care. It is run by forensic experts who provide a comprehensive rounded introduction to this subject.



CPD hours: 80
Study mode: Online
Start dates: February or July
Cost: $1320
Target audience: Any health professional who works in or is interested in forensic health care

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Each of the following modules consist of presentations, case studies, discussion and quizzes. Each component is designed to test and extend your learning experience.

  • Forensic health care: from past to present
  • Legal overview
  • When injuries speak
  • Intimate partner violence: the hidden epidemic
  • Child abuse and neglect: an overview
  • Vulnerable persons: abuse and neglect
  • Sexual assault
  • Details, documentation and decisions: when the pen is mightier than the sword!
  • Evidence collection
  • Correctional health care



You will gain a fundamental understanding of the standard terminology and a legal overview of the processes for the collection and prosecution of evidence in a variety of forensic situations, and processes for screening and supporting patients.

You will develop strategies for managing and responding to situations against a background of jurisdictional differences.



Online: Use the enquiry form on this page
Phone: (08) 8201 3409