University of New South Wales, Australia

Forensic Mental Health Graduate Certificate - Certificado de Postgrado en Salud Mental Forense

University of New South Wales, Australia
  • Imparte:
  • Modalidad:
    Presencial en New South Wales
  • Precio:
  • Comienzo:
    Consultar rellenando el formulario
  • Lugar:
    UNSW Australia International Centre, East Wing, Red Centre Building
    New South Wales 2052
  • Duración:
    1 Año
  • Idioma:
    El Curso se imparte en Inglés
  • Titulación:
    Forensic Mental Health Graduate Certificate


There is a rapidly growing need for a skilled workforce in forensic mental health in NSW. The Forensic Mental Health Services (criminal aspects) are largely provided for by NSW Justice Health and development of new facilities will require additional suitably qualified staff for the foreseeable future. Forensic Psychiatry private practice provides further opportunities for practitioners.


completion of a recognized bachelor degree 
meet English requirements.
* Some programs have additional entry requirements, please contact UNSW for this information.


The Graduate Certificate in Forensic Mental Health provides an opportunity for training in forensic mental health. It covers the theoretical and practical aspects of criminal civil, child and family forensic mental health sub-speciality. It is designed to provide training, skills and expertise required in the forensic mental health workplace both in the private and non-private arena. It can be undertaken on a part-time (one year). The program requires attendance at lectures and in some cases field-site visits. 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.


The Graduate Certificate in Forensic Mental Health will be awarded after the satisfactory completion of 24 units of credit. Students must complete 12 UOC in core courses, and 12 UOC of electives offered by the School of Psychiatry. Approval must be obtained from the Program Coordinator regarding course selection.
Core Courses
PSCY9901 Law and Mental Health (6 UOC)
PSCY9902 Psychiatry and Criminal Law (6 UOC)
PSCY9903 Violence (6 UOC)
PSCY9904 Administration, Inst & Service (6 UOC)
Candidates without a clinical background are required to undertake the following course in place of one elective:
PSCY9911 Mental Disorders, Personality (6 UOC)
Elective Courses
PHCM9132 Applied Research Methods: PH (6 UOC)
PHCM9498 Epidemiology and Statistics:PH (6 UOC)
PHCM9632 Indigenous Health & Wellbeing (6 UOC)
PHCM9781 Evidence-informed Decision-mak (6 UOC)
PSCY9911 Mental Disorders, Personality (6 UOC)
PSCY9912 Substance abuse Unusual behavi (6 UOC)
PSCY9913 Disordered & Crim Sexual Beha (6 UOC)
PSCY9914 Families, Children & Adolescen (6 UOC)
PSCY9915 Civil Law in relation to Psych (6 UOC)

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