Professional Development

Monash University Department of Forensic Medicine – Free CPD Training in ‘Responding to Sexual Violence in At-Risk Patients’ – Unit 3

Monash University Department of Forensic Medicine – Free CPD Training in ‘Responding to Sexual Violence in At-Risk Patients’ – Unit 3

Monash University Department of Forensic Medicine is proud to present its FREE CPD Training ‘Responding to Sexual Violence in At-Risk Patients’, Unit 3 at the Palmerston Hospital in Darwin.

Are you a healthcare worker working in Australia who cares for victims of sexual violence? If so, this course is for you.

  • Unit 2, ‘Responding to Sexual Violence in Adults’, is on the 21st of August 2024
  • Unit 3, ‘Responding to Sexual Violence in At-Risk Patients’ is on the 25th of August 2024

Who is this training for?

This training is open to all AHPRA registered healthcare professionals.

Unit 3 Content

Unit 3 covers immediate and long-term care for patients who are known to be at a higher risk of experiencing sexual violence. The training will equip healthcare professionals to recognise and

respond appropriately to adult disclosures of sexual violence.

Course Facilitators

Dr Raymun Ghumman

Raymun is a general practitioner with a particular interest in the social determinants of health in primary health care settings. Raymun is currently based in Darwin, where she works across multiple settings including Indigenous health, sexual and reproductive health, and the sexual assault service as well as in medical education. She’s also held various roles in clinical forensic medicine at the Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine (VIFM).

Dr Sophie Ping

Sophie trained as a forensic medical examiner during her GP registrar training. She has completed a PhD in neurophysiology and worked in Apia, Western Samoa and Darwin as an academic and health sciences lecturer. She is an Affiliate Associate Professor in the School of Medicine at Deakin University. Sophie currently works as a Medical Director in Victorian rural health services and is dedicated to supporting medical workforce and training in rural and remote areas, particularly with respect to sexual and family violence.

Dr Maaike Moller

Senior Forensic Physician and Clinical Lead for Family Violence, VIFM

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this training participants will be able to:

  1. Identify forms of sexual violence experienced by at-risk patients and address barriers to disclosure.
  2. Apply and integrate understanding of intersectionality and response frameworks into healthcare for at-risk patients.
  3. Formulate patient-focused healthcare for at-risk patients.
  4. Evaluate patient needs and apply understanding of psycho-social support services to provide referrals that address a patient’s complex and diverse needs and pathway for recovery.


Other health professionals, please check with your professional body for accreditation.



25 Aug 2024


8:00 am - 4:30 pm


Palmerston Hospital NT
Linco Road, Holtze, NT 0829

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