Introduction to Forensic Mental Health

This module covers:

  • The history of the development of services for mentally disordered offenders
  • Secure care and current facilities for mentally disordered offenders and those who require similar services
  • Services for mentally disordered offenders as part of the range of care in institutions and the community
  • Current developments and future requirements
  • The history of the development of prison medical services
  • Imprisonment and mental disorder
  • Suicide in prisons
  • Treatment of psychiatric disorder in penal institutions

Credits

20 credits

Module Attendance Required

Mondays 1.30-4.30pm
10 sessions

Module Dates

2013/14

TUESDAY AFTERNOONS 13:30 to 16:30 

October 1st (introductory day starts 11am), 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th 
November 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th
December 3rd

Assessment

One 4000 word essay critiquing the development of one aspect of services for mentally disordered offenders or aspects of the prison experience of a mentally disordered individual.

Academics involved in the delivery of this module

Dr Sharon Riordan, Programme Leader and Lecturer in Forensic Mental Health Care, University of Birmingham
Guest lecturers – all specialists in the field of Forensic Mental health

Stand Alone Course

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

Fee if taken as a stand alone course

For further 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, module