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Minority Populations in Forensic Mental Health

Postgraduate | GRF-CCJ715 | 2024

Delve into legal and ethical issues you’ll need to consider when working with people with special needs and minority groups. Appreciate the importance of inclusive practice, modified clinical applications, assessment and interventions with these groups.

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Enrol by
7 July 2024
Entry requirements
Part of a degree
13 weeks
Start dates
15 July 2024

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Minority Populations in Forensic Mental Health

About this subject

  • After successfully completing this subject you should be able to:

    1. An overview of the considerations which shape effective forensic mental health practices for minority populations in forensic mental health.
    2. An understanding of the importance of inclusive practice;
    3. A knowledge of the prevalence of special needs of minority groups within forensic mental health;
    4. A knowledge of the clinical applications of assessment and interventions to people with special needs;
    5. A knowledge of the legal and ethical issues to consider when working with people with special needs;
    6. Skills in identifying the critical issues in cases and how they specifically impact and/or disadvantage individuals from different special needs groups;
    7. Skills in analytically assessing information to inform intervention decision making;
    8. Analytically review the research literature, discuss whether there is an argument for implementing specific strategies to mitigate the impact and/or disadvantage that might be experienced

Entry requirements

Part of a degree

To enrol in this subject you must be accepted into one of the following degrees:


  • GRF-FMH-MAS-2024 - Master of Forensic Mental Health


  • GRF-MCJ-GCE-2024 - Graduate Certificate in Criminology and Criminal Justice
  • GRF-MCJ-MAS-2024 - Master of Criminology and Criminal Justice

Equivalent subjects

You should not enrol in this subject if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:

  • GRF-MCCJ7105 (Not currently available)

Additional requirements

No additional requirements

Study load

0.125 EFTSL
This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.

Equivalent full time study load (EFTSL) is one way to calculate your study load. One (1.0) EFTSL is equivalent to a full-time study load for one year.

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Related degrees

Once you’ve completed this subject it can be credited towards one of the following courses

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Master of Forensic Mental Health

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