Risk Assessment and Management

This module includes:

  • Mental disorder and offending behaviour with reference to diagnostic groups and offence patterns
  • Offending and mental disorder with reference to specific categories of offence and associated mental state characteristics and disorder
  • Risk assessment
  • Risk management
  • Developments of associated concepts, practical considerations, prevention
  • Limitations and pitfalls


20 credits

Module Attendance Required

Tuesdays 1.30 - 4.30pm
10 sessions

Module Dates


MONDAY AFTERNOONS 13:30 to 16:30
6th, 13th, 20th, 27th January
3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th February
3rd, 10th March 2014


An essay relating to the assessment of risk and its management among a particular group of mentally disordered offenders or similar patients, within an institutional or community setting.

Academics involved in the delivery of this module

  • Dr Sharon Riordan, Programme Leader and Lecturer in Forensic Mental Health Care, University of Birmingham
  • Mr Stuart Wix, Programme Director (Secure and Complex Care), Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health Foundation Trust and Honorary Lecturer, 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 415 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