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C84FMH Models and Approaches in Forensic Mental Health
(Last Updated:03 May 2017)

Year  17/18

Total Credits: 10

Level: Level 4

Target Students:  MSc in Mental Health Research students, PG Diploma in Mental Health Research students, PG Certificate in Mental Health Research students

Taught Semesters:

SemesterAssessment
Autumn Assessed by end of Autumn Semester 

Prerequisites: None.

Corequisites:  None.

Summary of Content:  This lecture-based module will cover: • Introduction to Forensic Mental Health (FMH) services • Treatment in secure hospitals, prisons, and the community • Current research and practical issues in FMH settings

Method and Frequency of Class:

ActivityNumber Of WeeksNumber of sessionsDuration of a session
Lecture 11 weeks1 per week2 hours

Activities may take place every teaching week of the Semester or only in specified weeks. It is usually specified above if an activity only takes place in some weeks of a Semester

Further Activity Details:
5 x 2 hour lectures = 10hours Independent reading and assessment = 40 hours

Method of Assessment: 

Assignment 100 A 3000-word essay selected from a choice of topics covered in the taught sessions 

Convenor: 
Professor B Vollm

Education Aims:  The module aims to: • Provide knowledge of current research projects in FMH • Enhance understanding of the implications of outcomes of FMH • Enable the appraisal of the validity, utility, and value issues of the research within the context of FMH

Learning Outcomes:  By the end of this module, students will have: a) Knowledge and Understanding • Acquired a working knowledge of current research models and approaches in FMH research, including service research in high secure care, personality-disordered patients and alcohol-related violence treatment in prisons • Acquired an understanding of the implications of outcomes of FMH research (incl. ethical considerations) • Acquired an understanding of the usefulness and value of research in FMH b) Intellectual Skills • Developed an ability to critically appraise FMH research across a wide range of perspectives (e.g. patient, service and the public) c) Transferable (key) skills • Developed an ability to represent others’ research findings in the field of FMH in written format • Developed scientific thinking skills to enable the appraisal of research in the field of FMH d) Professional Skills • Developed an ability to critically appraise theory, methods and results of research from a wide range of perspectives in the field of mental health • Acquired a working knowledge of ethics and research governance structures and processes relevant to the field of mental health

Offering School:  Medicine


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