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Clinical Forensic Medical Aspects of Gender Based Violence for Health Care Professionals - Contact Tuition

Interests: Gender Based Violence / Forensics


According to the WHO, South Africa has one of the highest rates of Violence against Women in the world. Violence against women is widespread, globally studies suggest. Overall Africa has some of the highest rates of physical and sexual intimate partner violence (IPV) and non-partner sexual violence in the world, with 45.6% of women experiencing one or more episodes of any of this violence in their lifetime; compared to a global average of 35%.

As training institution the best way of responding to these situations is to ensure that all healthcare professionals are adequately trained to deal with rape survivors professionally and to collect the appropriate forensic evidence as poor evidence collection has a great influence in the outcome of sexual assault/rape cases in court.

The Foundation for Professional Development (FPD) has been working closely with the Forensic Medicine experts to develop a special training course for healthcare professionals dealing with rape victims.

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Who Should Enrol

All healthcare professionals that come into contact with victims of sexual assault

Course Design

This course is offered as a 2-day interactive contact session supported through a comprehensive self-study guide developed by experts in the field.

Course Content

It is essential that healthcare professionals are equipped with the knowledge to understand the causes of sexual violence, understand the strategies for recognizing and preventing violence in their workplace and families, and be equipped with the resources to support victims of violence.

Participants will be able to:

  • Describe and interpret injuries
  • Describe the relevant male/female ano-genital anatomy
  • Understand the principles of evidence collection
  • Complete a medico-legal form (the J88 )
  • Discuss the relevant Statutes (e.g. Domestic Violence Act)
  • Demonstrate on how to use the Sexual Assault Evidence Collection Kit(SAECK)
  • Discuss various forms of SGBV
  • Learn how to present evidence in court


Participants will need to complete an assessment questionnaire on the last day of the training. A minimum of 70% is required to receive a certificate of completion.


Accredited according to the HPCSA’s Medical and Dental Board Guidelines for Healthcare Professionals for 13 CEU’s on Level 2.


To qualify for the certificate of completion for this short course, participants should fully attend the workshop and successfully complete the Assessment.


R 3 895.00 (Inclusive of all VAT and Taxes where applicable)

Contact Details

Dr. Margot Uys

Tel: 012 816 9000
Fax: 086 502 5688
E-mail: healthscience@foundation.co.za
Address: PO Box 75324, Lynnwood Ridge, 0040
Website: www.foundation.co.za