Depending on the units you study, you can graduate with a Graduate Certificate in Forensic Mental Health or a Master of Forensic Mental Health. Read on for more.
About this course
As a student of the Master of Forensic Mental Health course, you will further your education and gain an understanding of the many complex issues involved in forensic mental health: legislation, administration, policy and practice, professional ethics and accountability, delivery of forensic mental health services, risk assessment and risk management, clinical assessment and the treatment and management of forensic mental health patients.
Open Universities courses are offered in specific study intakes every year, known as Study Periods or Sessions. This means more flexibility as you can choose when to start studying.
If you are studying undergraduate units you can start at the beginning of any of the four Study Periods each year, each lasting 13 weeks. Most postgraduate courses are offered in three Sessions per year, with each Session lasting 14 weeks.
Exams are usually held in the week following the end of each Study Period or Session.
Areas of study
You will have the opportunity to specialise in the following areas:
Policies, legislation and administration
History of thinking, policy and practice
Professional ethics and accountability
Risk assessment and risk management
Clinical assessment, treatment and management
If you choose not to study the entire Master of Forensic Mental Health degree you may be able to complete an alternative qualification. This is beneficial for students who need to develop a specialisation or prefer not to commit to the whole study period.
Depending on the units studied, you can exit with a Graduate Certificate in Forensic Mental Health.
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As a graduate of the Master of Forensic Mental Health program, you will be a professionally recognised forensic mental health specialist with an advanced level of expertise. This course is appropriate for those working in, or intending to work in, the field of forensic mental health, and for professionals in related areas such as corrections, community and family services, and disability services.
How else will I benefit from this master's degree?
Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a Master of Forensic Mental Health from Griffith University, as if you had studied on campus.
Flexible study: studying by correspondence means you study on your terms – at a time and place that suits you.
Government financial support available through FEE-HELP.
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