Diverse and Complex Needs

This module will introduce approaches to the assessment and a management of a range of the most complex issues and clinical presentations in forensic settings and to forensic services. This will include dual diagnosis including mental illness or other disorder and alcohol or substance misuse or addiction, autism and autistic spectrum disorder, Asperger Syndrome, personality disorder, learning disability and offending, puerperal illness and infanticide, epilepsy and offending and sleep disorders.


20 credits

Module Attendance Required

Tuesdays 1.30 - 4.30pm
10 sessions

Module Dates


MONDAY AFTERNOONS 13:30 to 16:30
31st March
7th , 28th April
12th, 19th May
2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th June

No lectures 14th & 21st April due to Easter
No lectures 5th & 26th May due to Bank Holidays


One 4000 word essay

Academics involved in the delivery of this module

  • Dr Sharon Riordan, Programme Leader and Lecturer in Forensic Mental Health Care
  • Guest lecturers - all specialists in the field of Forensic Mental Health Care

Stand Alone Course

This module can be taken as a stand alone course if required. To apply, please contact Programme Administrator, 0121 414 4515, forensic@contacts.bham.ac.uk.

Fee if taken as a stand alone course

For information on fees please contact the Programme Administrator.

Entry requirements if taken as a stand alone course

All applications will be considered individually

Course fact file

Type of Course: Continuing professional development