At the end of this course you will be able to:


  • Demonstrate an awareness of the prevalence and presentations of rape and sexual assault and its impact on men and women.

  • Understand how attribution may undermine health professionals responses to sexual assault victims and how this may be overcome.

  • Recognise the significance of informed consent in care of the sexual assault victim and the ethical issues underpinning this.

  • To provide an awareness of the clinical and forensic needs of those who have been sexually assaulted.

  • Introduce and examine the role of Sexual Assault Referral Centres in the care of sexual assault victims.

  • Identify and differentiate between the available care pathways for the sexual assault victim.

  • Recognise the crucial importance of self-care for the health professional when dealing with the aftermath.

  • Identifying the problem: Prevalence and long-term effect of rape and sexual assault.

  • Myths and misinformation

  • Legal tenets: Sexual Offences Act 2003.

  • Response to trauma and coping strategies

  • Case study – unravelling the problem.

  • Ethical issues: Police, confidentiality and disclosure without consent. Serious Crime Act 2015.

  • The role of the Health Professional

  • Sexual Assault Referral Centres

  • Identifying risk of FGM.

  • Other care pathways.

  • Self-care​

Date: tbc

Venue: London

Time: 09h00 -15h00

CPD Hours: 6

Cost: £90.00 including vat

Lecturer Samantha Thompson is a senior lecturer and forensic paramedic with extensive experience in this area.

0207 692 8709

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