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 Semester 1 - 2015 (WebLearn GradSchool)
Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  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
Assumed Knowledge Two years relevant professional experience.
Assessment Items
  • Online Learning Activity: Online Discussion
  • Project: Media File
  • Written Assignment: Critique of Articles
Contact Hours
  • Self-Directed Learning: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term (Equivalent 2hrs face to face.)
Timetable 2015 Course Timetables for EDUC6001

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