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Forensic Mental Health

Griffith University

18 months
Duration
30500 AUD/year
20500 AUD/year
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About

The Forensic Mental Health program offered by Griffith University has been designed in collaboration with Queensland Health's School of Mental Health to provide postgraduate professional training for current or future forensic mental health practitioners, including nurses, psychologists, social workers and psychiatrists. 

Overview

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.

Career opportunities

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.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • 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 

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 18 months
  • Part-time
    • 30 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

120 alternative credits

Delivered

Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Required

Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS Provider - 00233E

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.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    30500 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 30500 AUD per year during 18 months.
  • National

    20500 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 20500 AUD per year during 18 months.

Funding

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