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Clinical nurse/midwife specialist

These nurses/midwives are employed in SATUs around the country, providing holistic care and performing a forensic clinical examination for patients who present with a history of rape/sexual assault.

There are currently three Forensic Nurse / Midwife Examiners in The Rotunda Hospital. 

Courses for doctors 

Doctors who wish to work in this area are now afforded the opportunity to have a formal graduate certificate of training, which is supported by University College Dublin. A graduate diploma in forensic medicine and MSc programme also exist. These courses are generally advertised in the national press and further information can be obtained from and l#e#g#a#l#.#m#e#d#i#c#i#n#e#|#u#c#d#.#i#e.

Courses for nurses 

Nurses / Midwives who wish to become a Clinical Nurse / Midwife Specialist (Sexual Assault Forensic Examination)firstly undertake a Higher Diploma in Nursing (Sexual Assault Forensic Examination). The Higher Diploma is generally advertised in the national press. Further informaton can be obtained from Ms. Anne McHugh, Project Manager for the Higher Diploma in Nursing (Sexual Assault Forensic Examination). Anne is based in The Rotunda Hospital and is available Monday to Thursday: Tel. 087 2713514.

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