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Coventry University: PG Cert. in Intellectual Disability, Mental Disorder and Forensic Practice.

Added on Sunday 3rd March 2013

New: Postgraduate Certificate in Intellectual Disability, Mental Disorder and Forensic Practice.

National frameworks for Mental Health (2004a, 2004b), New Way of Working for Everyone (2007), the Bradley Report (2009), None One Knows Prison Reform Trust (2007) Seen and Heard Prison Reform Trust (2009) and Blurring the Boundaries (2010) clearly state there is a necessity to raise awareness of the intellectually disabled population who have mental disorders and who offend. The key recommendation from these reports is the wide range of professionals, multi-agency and sector workers coming into contact with this population who require enhanced knowledge and skills to deal effectively with this population.

Currently this is a unique programme within the UK wide higher education sector that specifically and substantially covers this topic. The modules have been carefully tailored to meet the ongoing demands faced by professionals working in this field.

Workers who will benefit most for this programme 

Nurses, social workers and associated health practitioners, members of the CJS- police, probation and prison officers.

Students undertaking this programme will gain a deeper insight into the following areas:

  • The history and treatment of mental disorder in this population
  • The contemporary definitions and forms of provision for this population
  • Why and who the intellectually disabled prison population are
  • The relevant forms of legislation, how this is operationalised by lawyers and the ethical issues surrounding this.
  • General mental health conditions and the prevalence of these within the intellectual disabled population.
  • Assessment and Risk Assessment


Click the link below Coventry University