Graduate Certificate of Forensic Mental Health

Year

2011

Course Code

72911

Version

1

Faculty

Medicine, Health and Molecular Sciences

Award Requirements

Course Structure

Candidature

Progression

Advanced Standing

Award Details

Admission Requirements

Course p re-requisites

Completion of an appropriate undergraduate health degree, from this or another University; or

Completion of an appropriate undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline, and at least two years of suitable experience; or

In exceptional cases, evidence of appropriate professional experience including a minimum of five years working in the primary health field.

Additional selection requirements

Nil

Special admission requirements

Nil

Academic Requirements for Course Completion

Credit points

12 credit points

Additional course rules

Nil

Additional completion requirements

Nil

Course Structure

Core Subjects

NS5360:03 Issues in Forensic Mental Health 1

NS5361:03 The Law, Social Policy and the Mentally Ill Offender

NS5362:03 Issues in Forensic Mental Health 2

NS5363:03 Forensic Psychopathology and Psychotherapy 1

Candidature

Expected time to complete

6 months full-time or equivalent part-time

Maximum time to complete

4 years

Maximum leave of absence

2 years

Progression

Course progression requisites

Nil

Course includes mandatory professional placement(s)

No

Special assessment requirements

Nil

Accreditation requirements

Nil

Maximum allowed Pass Conceded (PC) grade

Nil

Supplementary exam for final subject

Not applicable

Advanced Standing

Eligibility

Candidates may apply for advanced standing for previous tertiary study in accordance with the Advanced Standing for Previous Studies and Recognised Prior Learning policy associated procedures.

Maximum allowed

3 credit points

Currency

Advanced standing will be granted only for studies completed in the 5 years prior to the commencement of this course

Expiry

Advanced standing gained for any subject shall be cancelled 9 years after the date of the examination upon which the advanced standing is based if, by then, the candidate has not completed the course of study prescribed for the degree

Other restrictions

Not applicable

Award Details

Inclusion of majors on testamur

Not applicable

Exit with lesser award

Not applicable

Course articulation

Not applicable

Document Modification History

Version No.

Approval Date

Modification Type

Effective Date

1-10

10/2010

Original document

01/2011