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Funded Module: Forensic treatments and Interventions

Funded Masters Module in Forensic Mental Health


This module aims to offer an overview of the treatments and interventions available across forensic services.  This module examines approaches to treatment and treatment models.  The various treatments tend to have a different focus depending upon the lead discipline, for example the medical profession have a preference towards medication, nursing focusing more on behavioural and occupational therapists on social and occupational activities.

There is of course an overlap across disciplines and cross–collaboration across many interventions. In recent years there has been a fairly radical change in the provision of a range of new psychological interventions, some of which are now just being formally evaluated.  Some of the key interventions actively in use currently are explored.

Please not that it is not the intention of this module to develop high level skills but instead to inform and raise awareness of the increasing volume of treatments now available.

This module forms part of our MSc Forensic Mental Health programme. More information about the full programme can be found here.

This is a Masters Level (SCQF 11) module and upon successful completion of this module, delegates will be awarded 10 credits.


Course Delivery and Assessment

This module will be delivered entirely online through a combination of self-paced study and live sessions with UWS teaching staff.  Course materials will be accessible via our Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) and the course content will also be accessible online for a short time after the module has been delivered, allowing delegates to revisit aspects of teaching.  A detailed timetable for the module will be available prior to course commencement.

Delegates are required to complete a written assessment at the end of the module to demonstrate their learning.  Information about the assessment methods and deadlines will be made available to students soon after teaching begins.

Funding Opportunities

Funding for this module may be available via the UWS Upskilling Fund.  The UWS Upskilling Fund is a budget for delivering training to Scottish industry sectors, provided and moderated by the Scottish Funding Council.  To receive this funding, delegates must reside in Scotland or work for an organisation operating (with a business address) in Scotland.  If you are successful in obtaining funding a registration fee of £50 will apply only (the full module fee is £930) and you will be provided with a discount code to use at check-out upon application.

If you would like to find out more about this course, Upskilling Fund eligibility or register your interest, please get in touch with our dedicated CPD team at




Ideally, delegates undertaking this module will have an appropriate Ordinary Bachelor's Degree in a health (but not exclusively) related field.  Alternatively, we will consider applications from those who have extensive demonstrable experience in a relevant or similar field.

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