Violence - PSCY9903

Faculty: Faculty of Medicine

School: School of Psychiatry

Course Outline:

Campus: Sydney

Career: Postgraduate

Units of Credit: 6

EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)

Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 99

CSS Contribution Charge: 1 (more info)

Tuition Fee: See Tuition Fee Schedule

Further Information: See Class Timetable

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The course will provide a broad overview of: theories of aggression; crimes of violence; the clinical assessment of dangerousness; dangerousness: a review; homicide; infanticide and filicide; family violence: review of the literature; family violence: clinical aspects; brief overview of sexual violence; mass media and violence; victims of violent crime; bereavement and loss; suicide; sieges and their aftermath; interrogation and torture; multiple-victim killers; psychopathology and treatment of psychotic aggression; violence in hospital, management of violence and seclusion; risk assessment and management for criminal, physical and sexual recidivism.

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