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MPM5210

Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

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Monash University Handbook 2010 Postgraduate - Unit

4 points, SCA Band 3, 0.0833333 EFTSL

LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
OfferedClayton First semester 2010 (Day)
Clayton Second semester 2010 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr A Carroll

Synopsis

The initial two sessions will focus on the nature and extent of the relationship between violent and offending behaviours and mental disorder. This will draw heavily on Australian research but will also make use of studies overseas which examine this interaction. Following this there will be two sessions on current thinking in the area of the assessment and management of the risk of violence in those with mental disorder. Further sessions will consider specific types of criminal behaviour which have a particular importance to those managing the mentally disordered. These will include stalking, sexual offending, making threats and homicide.

Objectives

Each seminar in the selective will be designed to provide the knowledge necessary for general mental health professionals approaching issues of a forensic psychiatric nature.

Assessment

75% based on attendance, 1500 word essay 25%

Chief examiner(s)

Dr A Carroll

Contact hours

3 hours attendance of lectures per week, 3 hours study

Prerequisites

MPM Year 1 units