Treatment of Mentally Disordered Offenders

This module includes:

  • Physical treatments
  • Pharmacological treatments
  • Psychological treatments
  • Assessment and treatments specific to certain diagnoses
  • The spectrum of disorders and treatment requirements of offender patients
  • Security needs in treatment
  • Multi-professional working
  • Multi-agency liaison
  • Sex offenders
  • Treatment of resistant psychiatric illness
  • Personality Disorder
  • Multiple diagnosis
  • Ethnic, cultural and gender needs


20 credits

Module Attendance Required

Mondays 1.30 - 4.30pm
10 sessions

Module Dates


1st, 8th, 29th April
13th, 20th May
3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th June
1st July 2014

No lectures 15th & 22nd April due to Easter
No lectures 6th & 27th May due to Bank Holidays


A 4000 word assignment. A case presentation of a mentally disordered offender with a detailed, critical, evidence-based analysis of a treatment programme.

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

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 are considered individually

Course fact file

Type of Course: Continuing professional development, module