The Forensic Mental Health program offered by Griffith University provides an extension to undergraduate degrees in nursing, applied science, criminology and criminal justice, and applied psychology.
The degree provides advanced training to enhance and develop specialist skills and knowledge to work more effectively with the forensic mental health population.
You will gain a thorough understanding of research-based knowledge in forensic mental health and how it is applied in practice.
The program is intended for mental health professionals working in (or intending to work in) the forensic mental health field.
In addition to health departments specifically catering to forensic patients, the program may be relevant to professionals in related areas such as corrections, families departments and disability services.
- Mental Disorder and Crime
- Understanding Mental Health : Theories and Practice
- Making Sense of the Criminal Justice System
- Interventions and Recovery in Forensic Mental Health
- Quantitative Skills for Criminologists
- Risk Assessment and Management in Forensic Mental Health
- 18 months
- 30 months
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DisciplinesForensic Science Health Sciences View 5 other Masters in Forensic Science in Australia
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To be eligible for admission to the Master of Forensic Mental Health, a student must hold:
- a three-year Bachelor degree in a related field (Psychology, Nursing, Criminology, Social Work or other mental health-related discipline) from a recognised tertiary institution with a minimum Grade Point Average of 4.0 (on a 7-point scale)
- OR a Bachelor Honours degree in a related discipline or a Graduate Certificate in Forensic Mental Health with a minimum Grade Point Average of 4.0 (on a 7-point scale) - these students will receive 40 credit points of advanced standing.
International31000 AUD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 31000 AUD per year during 18 months.
National21000 AUD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 21000 AUD per year during 18 months.
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