Certificate in Forensic Trends and Issues in Contemporary Healthcare
The certificate program examines contemporary trends and issues related to the wide range of interpersonal violence, crime and sudden violent death that may be encountered in a variety of healthcare settings. Theoretical tenets, methods for assessment and related implications for intervention and/or referral will be examined from a multifaceted perspective—including that of the offender, crime victim, families, and the healthcare community-at-large.
- Examine social attitudes and perceptions toward victimization and offending behavior;
- Identify the psychological, physical and legal aspects of victimization;
- Assess victim trauma and identify appropriate interventions for victimized clients;
- Assess the motivational intent and behavior patterns of offenders who commit aggressive crimes;
- Analyze institutional approaches and subsequent response patterns to victims and offenders in a variety of settings (e.g., inpatient, outpatient, primary care settings, academic, etc);
- Assess ethical dimensions of healthcare issues relative to the role and scope of practice and healthcare providers;
- Examine healthcare policy assessment, development and/or modification to enhance health promotion of offenders and victims across the lifespan.
Admission to this program requires completion of a BS degree. The program is intended for providers and educators in the healthcare sciences, as well as professionals who have direct contact with victims and/or offenders across disciplines and areas of practice. The program is open to practitioners, graduate student and healthcare educators across the continuum of specialties and agencies.
For more information, visit Drexel's College of Nursing and Health Profession's Certificates website.
|NURS 519||Forensic Science Foundations||3.0|
|NURS 524||Analysis and Application of Forensic Trends and Issues||3.0|
|NURS 528||Victimology – Contemporary Trend||3.0|
|NURS 533||Forensic Mental Health||3.0|