Forensic Mental Health
Traditionally mentally disordered offenders engender high levels of anxiety and therapeutic pessimism amongst mental health professionals. This course provides students the opportunity to develop knowledge and enhance their skills to work effectively with this population. Commencing from a broader perspective of Crime and Health, students will explore the policy and legal context in which their practice with this clientele occurs and examine the systems issues, and clinical and interpersonal issues specific to forensic mental health.
|Faculty||Faculty of Health and Medicine|
|School||School of Nursing and Midwifery|
Trimester 1 - 2015
On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
|Assumed Knowledge||Foundations of health professional knowledge, legal and ethical issues, fundamentals of research, human bioscience, psychology, sociology related to practice. Principles of investigative approaches in health care, concepts and theories relevant to practice, contemporary health care issues. Academic reading and writing skills, ability to access and evaluate information from a variety of sources, skills in critical analysis, critical judgment, synthesis and evaluation. Ability to conceptualise practice.|
|Timetable||2015 Course Timetables for NURS6085|