This award is made up of 60 Credits of one Core Module of Principles of Physical Assessment (15 Credits at Level 7) For students intending to continue onto the Masters Stage they will have to undertake the Research Methods and methodology Module (15 Credits at Level 7)
When the alternative clinical module from the PgCert is undertaken; a dual qualification of both Custody and Sexual Assault can be gained. -Postgraduate Diploma in Advanced Forensic Practice (Sexual Assault Custody and) 60 Level 7 Credits (Masters Level) -Physical Assessment (DL or F - F) Core 15 Credits at Level -Research Methods and Methodologies (DL or F-F) Core 15 Credits at Level 7 -Clinical Competencies in Forensic Examination (Custody or Sexual Assault) Core Module - 30 Level 7 Credits
Other admission requirements
It is expected that you will have a minimum academic qualification of a First Degree or equivalent. If you do not have a first degree you will need to demonstrate you have evidence of recent study at this level.
For those whose first language is not English you need to demonstrate a minimum of: -A minimum score of 7.0 in IELTS (International English Language Testing System) as administered by the British Council in most countries. -A minimum score of 550 in TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or 213 in the computer-based test. [TOEFL results must include a minimum score of 4.5 for the TWE (Test of Written English) or Cambridge Proficiency Grade C.
You must have been a registered professional with either; the Nursing and Midwifery Council for at least 4 years or if a Paramedic 2 years with the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC) and must have appropriate experience (HO, 2012), where forensic examination of alleged Perpetrators is part of your role. You will be responsible for identifying a Preceptor in your workplace who meets the UKAFN and Staffordshire University’s Criteria for Advanced Forensic Practice Preceptor. See course description for further admission details.
Recipient: Staffordshire University
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