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This Minority Populations in Forensic Mental Health unit from Open Universities Australia and Griffith University provides an overview of the considerations that shape forensic mental health practices for people with special needs.
You will gain an in-depth understanding of the importance of inclusive practice, the prevalence of special needs within forensic mental health, and the clinical applications of assessment and intervention.
Learning outcomes include knowledge of the legal and ethical issues of working with special needs people, as well as the skills to identify critical issues in individual cases and how they specifically impact and disadvantage specific individuals.
You will also develop skills in assessing information to inform decision making, and decide whether there is an argument for implementing strategies to mitigate the impact and disadvantage that might be experienced.
You cannot enrol in this unit if you have successfully completed the following unit because it is considered academically equivalent:
To enrol in this unit, you must be accepted into one of the following courses:
Master of Criminology and Criminal Justice
This unit is a core requirement in the following course:
This unit is an approved elective in the following course:
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.
In this Minority Populations in Forensic Mental Health unit, the topics you will study include:
This unit helps form the basis for a career within the legal system as it applies to mental health laws. Having a thorough understanding of forensic mental health practices in relation to special needs will allow you to use your skills in career paths dealing with minority groups.
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.
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).Find out more about government study loans here.
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