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Forensic Mental Health Studies - MScPG DiplomaPG Certificate

University of Birmingham

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This course is designed for experienced professionals involved in forensic mental health and those who are aspiring to work with mentally disordered offenders or patients who require similar services. If you are currently working with mentally disordered offenders or those individuals who require a similar spectrum of care and are interested in updating and expanding your knowledge of theory and practice, this course provides an opportunity to learn alongside other experienced professionals from a range of backgrounds. This course will allow you to: - develop and extend knowledge of the diverse needs of mentally disordered offenders - gain an in-depth understanding of service provision and development for mentally disordered individuals at various stages in the criminal justice system - understand the roles and responsibilities of different agencies and disciplines involved in the care of the mentally disordered offender - develop skills in promoting empowerment and quality of life of service users - develop the capacity to critically evaluate theory and practice - support others in becoming effective agents of change - teach research skills On completion of this course you will have gained: - an understanding of the spectrum of care facilities required in relation to mentally disordered offenders and others who require similar services - a comprehensive knowledge of assessment and treatment interventions available at various stages of the criminal justice system an understanding of the principles of mental health legislation and specifically practical application of the law in the care of mentally ill individuals within the criminal justice system and on transfer to health service care - a knowledge of ethical and policy issues involved in providing services for mentally disordered offenders - the ability to appraise and organise research in the workplace and apply findings that are practical, as well as at a theoretical level - an understanding of issues around substance misuse and mental health You are able to combine modules from parallel courses learning disability and clinical neuroscience and the course leads to a Master of Science Degree after the completion of all assignments and the dissertation, or a Postgraduate Diploma for the completion of the assignments alone. The course involves inter-disciplinary learning in small group settings along with personal tutorials with course organisers. Students are encouraged to contribute directly to planning the course content and required to continuously evaluate the taught modules. In addition, student representatives are elected to the course advisory panel. For full details of all modules please go to our website. Duration of study ? Flexibility in mind We understand the pressures of balancing your work and home life and therefore this programme is offered on a flexible basis. You can study the MSc as a full-time 1 year programme (two afternoons per week), or on a part-time basis over 2 years (one afternoon per week). If you are unable to commit to the full MSc, you can also choose to take the shorter qualifications of Postgraduate Diploma or Postgraduate Certificate. Or finally, individual modules are available as short study sessions which can be taken with or without the assessment to further your knowledge and build on skills for your future career. Credits gained from assessed modules can then be used towards a full qualification if required at a later stage. Learn more For further information including full details of all modules, fees, application deadlines and how to apply, as well as access to our on-line application form, please visit our website at the link below. To listen to a podcast from the programme lead please go to our website.

This course is designed for experienced professionals involved in forensic mental health and those who are aspiring to work with mentally disordered offenders or patients who require similar services. If you are currently working with mentally disordered offenders or those individuals who require a similar spectrum of care and are interested in updating and expanding your knowledge of theory and...

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