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EDUC6001

Dis Stud: Persp on Individual, Family & Community

10 Units

Provides an introduction to the study of disability and its impact on the individual, families and the community. On successful completion of the topic, students will be aware of debates surrounding the definition of disability and implications for classification and assessment. The student will also be familiar with approaches to individual assessment, the major causes of disabilities and the linkages between individuals, families and communities in relation to the nature and impact of disability.

Faculty Faculty of Education and Arts
School School of Education
Availability
Objectives

On successful completion of the course, students will be:

  1. aware of debates surrounding the definition of disability, and their implications for classification and assessment
  2. familiar with approaches to individual assessment
  3. familiar with the major causes of disabilities
  4. aware of the linkages between individuals, families and communities in relation to the nature and impact of disability.
Content
  1. Definition of disability
  2. Social construction of disability
  3. Disability types, assessment and labeling
  4. Causes of Disability
  5. Medical and environmental issues
  6. Voices of people with a disability
  7. Responses to disability within different cultures
  8. Participation and empowerment
  9. Right to life 10.Quality of life
Replacing Course(s) Nil
Transition Nil
Industrial Experience 0
Assumed Knowledge Two years relevant professional experience.
Modes of Delivery External Mode
Teaching Methods Self Directed Learning
Assessment Items
  • Online Discussion - Assignment 1 - Online discussion x 3 - 30%
  • Other: (please specify) - Assignment 2 - Media File - 30%
  • Other: (please specify) - Assignment 3 - Critique of Articles - 40%
Contact Hours
  • Self Directed Learning: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Compulsory Components None listed
Course Materials None listed
Timetable 2014 Course Timetables for EDUC6001

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