Master of Forensic Mental Health

Year

2011

Course Code

73204

Version

1

Faculty

Medicine, Health and Molecular Sciences

Award Requirements

Course Structure

Candidature

Progression

Advanced Standing

Award Details

Admission Requirements

Pre-requisites

A person may enrol for the Master of Forensic Mental Health if that person:

  • has qualified for an appropriate Bachelor degree at this or another University in a discipline deemed suitable by the Head of the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Nutrition; or

  • has qualified in this University for the Graduate Diploma of Forensic Mental Health; or

  • has alternative qualifications approved by the faculty on the recommendation of the Head of the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Nutrition.

Additional selection requirements

Nil

Special admission requirements

Nil

Academic Requirements for Course Completion

Credit points

36 credit points as per course structure

Additional course rules

Nil

Additional completion requirements

Nil

Course Structure

Core Subjects

NS5201:03 Research: Theory and Methodology

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

NS5364:03 Forensic Psychopathology and Psychotherapy 2

NS5365:03 Ethical Considerations in Forensic Mental Health

NS5366:03 Practice Development Project

NS5402:03 Research Project Part 1 of 2

NS5403:03 Research Project Part 2 of 2

Majors

Type of major

Not applicable

Credit points in major

Nil

Special requirements

Nil

Candidature

Expected time to complete

18 months full-time or equivalent part-time

Maximum time to complete

5 years

Maximum leave of absence

3 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

12 credit points

Currency

Advanced standing will be granted only for studies completed in the 10 years prior to the commencement of this course

Expiry

Advanced standing gained for any subject shall be cancelled 15 years after the date of the examination upon which the advanced standing is based if, by then, the candidate has not completed this course

Other restrictions

A maximum of 6 credit points of advanced standing may be granted for previous studies, provided those subjects have not been credited towards any other award, either at this or any other University.

A maximum of 12 credit points of advanced standing may be granted for recognition of prior learning

Award Details

Inclusion of majors on testamur

The major studied shall appear on the testamur

Exit with lesser award

Candidates who exit the course prior to completion, and have completed 12 credit points of appropriate subjects, may be eligible to receive the award of Postgraduate Certificate of Forensic Mental Health

Candidates who exit the course prior to completion, and have completed 24 credit points of appropriate subjects, may be eligible to receive the award of Postgraduate Diploma of Forensic Mental Health

Course articulation

Not applicable

Document Modification History

Version No.

Approval Date

Modification Type

Effective Date

1-10

10/2010

Original document

01/2011