Master of Forensic Mental Health

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Program code

5416

Available at

Nathan

Gold Coast

Mount Gravatt

Logan

South Bank

Online

Offshore

Other

Duration

2 years part-time

Credit points

80

Offered in

Not Offered

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Programs change over time. Course lists and requirements are specific to the year you started studying.

 

For students who articulate from the Graduate Certificate in Forensic Mental Health program

To be eligible for the award of Master of Forensic Mental Health (MForMentH), a student must acquire 80 credit points as prescribed below:

  • complete the Graduate Certificate in Forensic Mental Health program [with a GPA of 4.0 or higher] and
  • gain 20 credit points for prescribed courses; and
  • gain 20 credit points for electives.

For students who enrol directly into the Masters program

To be eligible for the award of Master of Forensic Mental Health (MForMentH), a student must acquire 80 credit points as prescribed below:

  • gain 60 credit points for prescribed courses; and
  • gain 20 credit points for electives.

Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) Level and Type

The Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) is the national policy for regulated qualifications in Australian education and training. This qualification was accredited prior to the establishment of the Australian Qualifications Framework (2011).

For students who articulate from the Graduate Certificate program

Students who have completed the Graduate Certificate in Forensic Mental Health (3154) program and have a grade point average of 4.0 or higher are eligible to articulate into the Master of Forensic Mental Health program.

Part-time

Students must complete the following courses:

Semester Course code Course title CP
Sem 1 7105CCJ Minority Populations in Forensic Mental Health  10
Sem 1   Listed elective  10
Sem 2 7102CCJ Ethics and Accountability in Forensic Mental Health  10
Sem 2   Listed elective  10

For students who enrol directly into the Masters program

Students must complete the following courses:

Semester Course code Course title CP
Sem 1 7104CCJ Advanced Assessment and Management in Forensic Mental Health  10
Sem 1 7103CCJ Mental Disorder and Crime  10
Sem 2 7041CCJ Interventions and Recovery in Forensic Mental Health (formerly 8926NRS) 10
Sem 2 7101CCJ Forensic Mental Health Legislation and Policies  10

Students must complete the following courses:

Semester Course code Course title CP
Sem 1 7105CCJ Minority Populations in Forensic Mental Health  10
Sem 1   Listed elective  10
Sem 2 7102CCJ Ethics and Accountability in Forensic Mental Health  10
Sem 2   Listed elective  10

Masters students should choose 20 credit points of electives that are most suitable for their professional and intellectual development. Students may select electives from the following list or they may take electives (subject to the approval of the Program Director) from existing postgraduate-level courses associated with forensic mental health including psychology, nursing, economics, politics and law. Existing prerequisites may apply (for example, admission to a forensic psychology elective would generally require an Honours degree in psychology).

Semester Course code Course title CP
Sem 1 7001CCJ Social Explanations of Crime  10
Sem 1 7001CSR Contemporary Suicide Prevention Practice 1  10
Sem 1 7002CSR Advances in Suicide Research 1  10
Sem 1 7002CCJ Making Sense of the Criminal Justice System  10
Sem 1 7005CSR Suicide Assessment  10
Sem 1 7007CCJ Law and Behaviour  10
Sem 1 7022CCJ Research, Evaluation and Policy Analysis  10
Sem 1 7024CCJ Crime Analysis and Investigation  10
Sem 1 7977NRS Context and Critique in Mental Health  20
Sem 1 7973NRS Reconstructing Mental Health and Mental Health Nursing  20
Sem 1 or 2 7006CSR Comparative Analysis of Different Approaches to Suicidal Persons  10
Sem 2 7978NRS Reflections on Mental Health Nursing Practice  20
Sem 2 7023CCJ Developmental Crime Prevention  10
Sem 2 7204AMC Boundaries of the Ethical  20
Sem 2 7003CSR Contemporary Suicide Prevention Practice II  10
Sem 2 7004CSR Advances in Suicide Research 2  10
Sem 2 7007CSR Ethical and Cultural Dimensions of Suicidal Behaviour  10