Graduate Diploma in Forensic Behavioural Science
Course Code: 3887 ~ Abbreviated Title: GradDipForBehSci ~ Credit Points: 48 ~ Duration: 1 year FT,
2 years PT ~ Managing faculty: Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
Study mode and course location
The Graduate Diploma in Forensic Behavioural Science has been developed to enhance the knowledge and skills of professionals working with people displaying offending and other antisocial behaviours, with a particular focus on mental health issues.
On completion of the course students will be expected to: be able to effectively translate evidence-based principles into practice; have an understanding of risk assessment and management practices, including both clinical and medico-legal aspects; be able to adopt effective and strategic approaches to work both within and across service systems; appreciate the ethical dimensions of their work and be able to apply this to their professional practice; appreciate the need for reflective practices and be able to utilise supports appropriately.
The course consists of eight units (each 6 credit points
Students complete two compulsory units:
plus six of the following:
* This unit is only available to students with an undergraduate qualification in nursing.
Assessment tasks include short-answer questions, various applied learning exercises, essays and oral presentations.
Postgraduate course administrator: School of Psychology, Psychiatry and Psychological Medicine; telephone +61 9903 1482, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit http://www.med.monash.edu.au/spppm/pgrad/