Mental Health and the Law (8055.2)
|Level:||Undergraduate Second Year Level|
|Faculty:||Faculty of Business, Government & Law|
|Discipline:||School of Law & Justice|
UC - Canberra, Bruce
Year Teaching Period Convener Mode of Delivery 2017 Winter Term DR Wendy BONYTHON (Ph: +61 2 62068368 ) ON-CAMPUS
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- Winter Term, 2017, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (167811) - View
- Winter Term, 2015, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (147404) - View
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The unit will provide students with knowledge of the relationship between mental health and disability and the legal system. Students will develop skills in:- problem identification and resolution, and a range of other important skills;- oral and written communication;- teamwork; and - legal research and applicationTopics to be covered in the unit may include capacity; criminal justice and sentencing of mentally ill offenders; mental illness and property; mental disability in minors; and acquired mental disability issues.
- On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to: Demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between the legal system and mental health issues; demonstrate how practical skills such as analysis, research and writing are put to use; demonstrate an ability to apply theoretical knowledge to problem solving; reflect on the social and ethical issues of the relationship between the legal system and mental health.
UC - Canberra, Bruce
- Winter Term, 2017
- Winter Term, 2015
Three hours per week (face-to-face full semester) or equivalent (face-to-face intensive).
Completion of 24 credit points.
Introductory legal subject -although background information about the areas covered will be provided, it is expected that students will be familiar with basic legal principles.
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