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Mental Health and the Law (8055.2)

Level: Undergraduate Second Year Level
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands: 3
Faculty: Faculty of Business, Government & Law
Discipline: School of Law & Justice

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  • Winter Term, 2017, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (167811) - View
  • Winter Term, 2015, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (147404) - View

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Syllabus

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.

Learning Outcomes

  1. 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.

Assessment Items

Contact Hours

Three hours per week (face-to-face full semester) or equivalent (face-to-face intensive).

Prerequisites

Completion of 24 credit points.

Assumed Knowledge

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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