Graduate Cert. Sexual Assault Forensic Examination

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.

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.

Who Should Take This Course?

Medical practitioners who undertake examinations in cases of child, adolescent or adult female or male sexual assault.

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.

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.
  • A list of FAQs for international applicants is available here.

Application Details

Useful dates & information

To register interest in the programme and to be informed on the next intake, please contact:

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

 

Contact Us

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. Myra Flynn
Forensic and Legal Medicine
UCD School of Medicine and Medical Science
Health Sciences Centre
Belfield
Dublin 4
T: + 353 1 7166641 
Emyra.flynn@ucd.ie

Course Fees

EU StudentsNon-EU Students 
€2,140 €6,970
  • For more information on course fees please visit the Fees & Grants Office website.
  • Fees are correct at the time of writing and subject to change.