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Unit of Study LAW10207 - Psychiatry, Psychology and the Law (2015)

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  • Pre-requisites

      have completed unit/s: [[LAW000111] Legal Process] OR equivalent

Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 Analyse the accountability of psychiatrists and psychologists in their forensic role;
2 Demonstrate an understanding of the role able to be played by psychiatry and psychology in the investigative phases of the criminal justice system;
3 Describe and assess the relevant rules of expert evidence and apply them to evidence given by psychiatrists and psychologists;
4 Critically analyse the extent, consistency and adequacy of the legal system's appreciation of psychiatric and psychological knowledge in the contexts of the criminal and civil law;

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. Analyse the accountability of psychiatrists and psychologists in their forensic role;
    • GA1:
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of the role able to be played by psychiatry and psychology in the investigative phases of the criminal justice system;
    • GA4:
  3. Describe and assess the relevant rules of expert evidence and apply them to evidence given by psychiatrists and psychologists;
    • GA4:
  4. Critically analyse the extent, consistency and adequacy of the legal system's appreciation of psychiatric and psychological knowledge in the contexts of the criminal and civil law;
    • GA2: