About the Course

This course examines the basic principles and techniques of forensic sciences. Topics include the roles and responsibility of collection and preservation of evidence at crime scenes and in the emergency department. The steps involved, and medical ethics issues inherent in, the medico-legal investigation of injury and death, beginning at the crime scene and extending through judicial proceedings, are detailed using an extensive collection of slides and case presentations. This course is designed for health care providers, law enforcement and emergency services personnel and others with interests in forensic sciences.

Sep 19 - Nov 06, 2022

Est. Tuition:
Learning Format:
7 weeks

Estimated Tuition

$700 Early Bird Discount
$750 after Sep 10, 2022




  • Lisa Gottuso, RN, MSN in Nurse Education, Manager, Clinical Nursing Faculty, West Coast University, has been active in the nursing industry for more than 25 years. She has worked in ICU, Trauma, ER, Flight Nursing, and Hospice care roles, and has extensive experience with a wide variety of medical and surgical patients, both children and adults. For the past four years, Ms. Gottuso has been sharing her knowledge and skills in an academic teaching role.


Online: Sep. 19 - Nov. 6


Title: Forensic Nursing Science
Author: Lynch, V. A., & Duval, J. B.
ISBN: 978-0323066372

Additional information

Approved for California Board of Registered Nurses CE hours.