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Risk Assessment and Management in Forensic Mental Health

Postgraduate | GRF-CCJ749 | 2024

Research risk assessment approaches and evaluate their application. Gain the skills to articulate which tools and methods are appropriate for different situations. Learn how to use risk management strategies to inform decision your making.

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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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Risk Assessment and Management 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 risk assessment and management practices in forensic mental health;
    2. An understanding of the aims and utility of risk assessment and management;
    3. A knowledge of the main risk assessment approaches and an understanding of their application in forensic mental health of the most effective approaches;
    4. A knowledge of risk management strategies and applications in forensic mental health;
    5. Skills in evaluating which assessment tools and methods are appropriate for different situations;
    6. Skills in implementing risk management strategies using assessment information to inform decision making.

Entry requirements

Part of a degree

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


  • GRF-FMH-GCE-2024 - Graduate Certificate in Forensic Mental Health


  • OUA-PSU-GCE-2024 - Postgraduate Single Subjects
  • UNE-PRO-GCE-2024 - Graduate Certificate in Professional Practice

Additional requirements

No additional requirements

Study load

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

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

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