Justice Health NSW has entered into a partnership with the University of New South Wales (UNSW) for the development and delivery of a Masters in Forensic Mental Health Program.

Program Objectives and Learning Outcomes

The Master of Forensic Mental Health provides an opportunity for a comprehensive training in forensic mental health. It covers the theoretical and practical aspects of criminal civil, child and family forensic mental health. It is designed to provide training, skills and expertise required in the forensic mental health workplace both in the private and public arena. It can be undertaken on a part-time (two year) basis.

The program requires attendance at lectures for workshops and online lectures as the program is converted to distance learning.. The program is designed for mental health professionals including medical practitioners, nurses, psychologists, and social workers. The program is also open to members of the legal profession and correctional staff.

Program Structure

The Masters of Forensic Mental Health will be awarded on completion of 48 units of credit (UOC). Students must complete 24 UOC in core courses, and 24 UOC of electives offered by the School of Psychiatry.

For further information about this program please use the following link to the University of New South Wales’ program handbook website: www.forensicmentalhealth.unsw.edu.au

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