Advanced Assessment & Management in Forensic Mental Health

Qualification: Postgraduate unit
Study mode: Online
Payment options: FEE-HELP may be available
Duration: 14 weeks
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Awarded by: Griffith University
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About this unit

This online unit from Griffith University, delivered online by Open Universities Australia, explores theoretical and empirical approaches to risk assessment, in order to gain a deeper understanding of the aims and uses of risk assessment and management.

Advanced Assessment & Management in Forensic Mental Health examines the different factors which form risk assessments, and management policies and practices in forensic mental health. Through examining the risk factors related to different mental disorders, along with different kinds of criminal behaviour, you will be able to integrate information to inform applied risk assessments in forensic mental health environments.

The unit will also help you identify problems arising from tendencies to over-predict negative outcomes, alongside false-positive and false-negative predictions. You will develop skills for evaluating which assessment tools and methods are appropriate for different situations, and how to apply them effectively. Individual-level and environmental approaches will also be considered in detail.

Eligibility

In order to enrol in this unit, you must be accepted into the following course:

  • Master of Forensic Mental Health

Applicants must also ensure they have not completed an academically equivalent version of this unit.

Areas of study

In this forensic mental health unit, the topics you will study:

  • Introduction
  • The context of risk assessment and management
  • Risk factors
  • Approaches to risk assessment
  • The utility and applicability of risk assessment tools
  • Functional analysis
  • Developmental factors
  • Environmental and situational factors
  • Protective factors
  • Protective factors
  • Compiling risk assessment data
  • Developing a risk management plan
  • Intervening with dynamic risk factors
  • Special considerations

Course pathways

This unit is a core requirement in the following course:

  • Master of Forensic Mental Health, Griffith University

This unit may be eligible for credit towards other courses. Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.

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How will this unit advance my career?

Risk assessment management has a vital place in the field of forensic mental health. In studying this online unit, you will gain knowledge of the main risk assessment methodologies and strategies available, as well as an understanding of their applications. You will gain the necessary skills to evaluate which assessment tools are appropriate for different situations, as well as the skills needed to implement the correct risk assessment strategies.

How else will I benefit from this unit?

  • Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Advanced Assessment & Management in Forensic Mental Health from Griffith University.
  • Studying online means you can study where you want, at your own pace.
  • Gain industry-relevant skills and transferrable knowledge.
  • Government financial support through FEE-HELP may be available.
  • Studying single units allows you the flexibility to work towards a qualification at your own pace.
  • Receive Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for this unit across a number of OUA's full degree programs.

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Financial assistance

If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.

 

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You may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).

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