Ethics and Accountability in FMH

Qualification: Postgraduate unit
Study mode: Online
Payment options: HECS-HELP may be available
FEE-HELP may be available
Duration: 14 weeks
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Awarded by: Griffith University
Course Unit A course unit is a single subject offered as part of a program of study, but can be completed individually. You may receive Recognition of Prior Learning for studying this unit.

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About this unit

An online postgraduate unit provided by Griffith University and Open Universities Australia, Ethics and Accountability in FMH uses a combination of theoretical concepts and case studies to explore the implications of professional codes of conduct in forensic mental health services. Through studying issues such as consent, confidentiality and boundary violations, you will develop an understanding of the various formal and informal systems of accountability in play, and the impact and potential ramifications of professional misconduct in correctional and mental health facilities.

On completion of this unit, you will have an awareness of a range of ethical debates and issues within forensic mental health, and a strong foundational knowledge of the major theories and approaches to them. You will also be able to apply theoretical concepts to real-world professional practice, with improved skills in decision making, ethical judgement, written communication and critical analysis.

This unit is delivered via a range of instructional methods and resources, including online assignment submission and materials, printable format materials, discussion forums and external links. Assessment takes the form of a pair of assignments and an online discussion.

Eligibility

To be eligible to enrol, you must be accepted into the following course:

  • Graduate Certificate in Forensic Mental Health, Griffith University

Areas of study

In this Ethics and Accountability in FMH unit, the topics you will study include:

  • Introduction
  • Aristotle and virtue ethics
  • Kantian ethics
  • Utilitarian ethics
  • Capacity and consent
  • Confidentiality
  • Roles and ethics
  • Boundary violations
  • Personal responses to forensic mental health clients
  • Ethical decision making
  • Ethics of mental health care systems
  • Ethics in recovery
  • Summary and review

Course pathways

This unit is a core requirement in the following course:

  • Graduate Certificate in Forensic Mental Health, Griffith University

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?

Ethics and Accountability in FMH is a core unit of the Graduate Certificate in Forensic Mental Health, This postgraduate qualification provides professional training for current and future forensic mental health practitioners, and can also serve as an extension to undergraduate degrees in criminology, criminal justice, nursing, applied science and applied psychology.

Success in this unit provides a broad knowledge of the ethical and accountability considerations of working in secure mental health facilities, and provides essential tools for a career in this field. You will develop the skills to make high-level independent judgements and critically evaluate and assess real-world policies and scenarios.

As a graduate in forensic mental health, you will be qualified to practice the profession at an advanced level. Many students have used this course to prepare for or advance their careers in nursing, psychology, social work and psychiatry.

How else will I benefit from this unit?

  • Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Ethics and Accountability in FMH 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 HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP government loan schemes. 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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