|1.||Critically review and discuss the various historical and contemporary understandings of mental illness.|
|2.||Critically examine and discuss interconnections between mental illness, crime and the and general principles of criminal liability derived both from common law and statute.|
|3.||Evaluate the use of involuntary treatment and commitment in Australia.|
|4.||Application of Learning outcome 1, 2 and 3 in contemporary settings.|
|Essay||Undertake a research based essay (2,000 words) on a selected topic||30%|
|Case Study||Case study||20%|
|Examination||2 hour exam||50%|
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