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LAWS548 Law and Psychiatry

A study of laws governing compulsory psychiatric treatment, particularly committal under the Mental Health Act and relations between the mental health and criminal justice systems.

Paper title Law and Psychiatry
Paper code LAWS548
Subject Law
EFTS 0.1250
Points 15 points
Teaching period Not offered in 2017
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $925.38
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $3,400.00

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Restriction
LAWS 448
Limited to
MBHL, PGDipBHL
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Environmental literacy, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
Students will understand:
  • Legal definitions of 'mental disorder'
  • Standards governing compulsory psychiatric assessment, detention and treatment
  • Mental disorder and violence
  • Review procedures
  • The disposition of mentally disordered offenders
  • Confidentiality and access to psychiatric records.
Contact
law@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Professor John Dawson
Textbooks
Course Materials provided by the Faculty.

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Timetable

Not offered in 2017

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

A study of laws governing compulsory psychiatric treatment, particularly committal under the Mental Health Act and relations between the mental health and criminal justice systems.

Areas covered include: legal definitions of 'mental disorder'; standards governing compulsory psychiatric assessment, detention and treatment; mental disorder and violence; review procedures; the disposition of mentally disordered offenders; confidentiality and access to psychiatric records.

Paper title Law and Psychiatry
Paper code LAWS548
Subject Law
EFTS 0.1250
Points 15 points
Teaching period First Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for 2018 have not yet been set
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Restriction
LAWS 448
Limited to
MBHL, PGDipBHL
Contact
law@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Professor John Dawson
Textbooks
Course materials provided by the Faculty.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Environmental literacy, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
Students will understand:
  • Legal definitions of 'mental disorder'
  • Standards governing compulsory psychiatric assessment, detention and treatment
  • Mental disorder and violence
  • Review procedures
  • The disposition of mentally disordered offenders
  • Confidentiality and access to psychiatric records

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Timetable

First Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
L1 Monday 14:00-14:50 9-13, 15-22
Wednesday 14:00-14:50 9-13, 15-16, 18-22