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The Department of Forensic and Neurodevelopmental Science offers a Forensic Mental Health MSc programme with three pathways (eligibility requirements differ for each pathway). - Forensic Mental Health Research (see below for course details) - Clinical Forensic Psychiatry (http:www.findamasters.comsearchCourseDetails.aspx?CID=3921) - Clinical Forensic Psychology (http:www.findamasters.comsearchCourseDetails.aspx?CID=7270) Forensic Mental Health Research Pathway Programme Overview The MSc in Forensic Mental Health Research offers a unique opportunity to develop the knowledge and advanced skills necessary to conduct research in the field of forensic mental health. The programme focuses on three main research areas: (i) identifying the causes of antisocial behaviour among persons with mental disorders, (ii) developing and implementing effective treatments for reducing antisocial andor criminal behaviours, and (iii) developing programmes to prevent these behaviours in children and adolescents at risk for mental disorders. This course provides both theoretical and practical research skills for those wishing to pursue a PhD in forensic mental health. Eligibility Applicants will be expected to hold a high undergraduate degree (2.1 minimum) in any science or social science discipline. The course is also suitable for clinicians (e.g. psychiatrists in specialist training, seniorexperienced mental health nurses, occupational therapists, qualified psychologists) who wish to engage in research alongside their clinical work. Course Structure The course can be completed on a full-time (one year) or part-time (two years) basis. Full-time students will attend two days of teaching per week and spend a further one-two days on their research placement. Part-time students should expect to commit two days per week. Course Description Students completing the Forensic Mental Health Research MSc will complete three compulsory modules (1, 3a and 3b), a research placement, and a dissertation (120 credits in total), and then select optional modules to the value of 60 credits: - Module 1 (compulsory: 30 credits): Associations between mental disorders and antisocial and criminal behaviours - examines the current evidence relating to the aetiology of antisocial and criminal behaviour among persons with mental disorder. Students will gain in-depth knowledge of the current literature and develop skills in critically appraising the evidence base. - Module 2 (optional: 30 credits): Risk management and services for mentally disordered persons - examines the rationale for assessing the risk of violence in individuals with mental disorders and evaluates commonly used risk assessment methods. Students will also gain knowledge of current treatment programmes and services aimed to reduce risk in this population. - Module 3a (compulsory: 15 credits): Core research methodology and statistics - introduces the core components of research methodology through a series of lectures and practical seminars which run alongside teaching in statistical analyses. - Module 3b (compulsory: 15 credits): Advanced research methodology and statistics - provides advanced research methods knowledge and academic skills essential for those wishing to pursue a career in research. This module will also provide an introduction to areas of specialist research techniques including brain imaging and genetic analysis. - Module 4 (optional: 15 credits): The psychology of legal and investigative process - focuses on clinical law procedure, providing expert evidence, psychological vulnerability and psychological issues pertaining to the investigative process. Students will also have the opportunity to attend New Scotland Yard. - Module 5 (optional: 15 credits): Introduction to forensic psychology practice - an introduction to ethical practice and working with people with learning disability, psychometric assessment of mentally disordered offenders, actuarial risk assessment tools (HCR-20 and

The Department of Forensic and Neurodevelopmental Science offers a Forensic Mental Health MSc programme with three pathways (eligibility requirements differ for each pathway). - Forensic Mental Health Research (see below for course details) - Clinical Forensic Psychiatry (http:www.findamasters.comsearchCourseDetails.aspx?CID=3921) - Clinical Forensic Psychology...

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