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EDUC6113

Advanced Theory and Practice in Orientation and Mobility

10 Units

Providing an in-depth examination of major orientation and mobility (O&M)theories and approaches necessary for delivering complex O&M services to people with multiple disabilities including vision impairment. Topics covered will include: identification and specification of complex O&M service delivery models and approaches; evaluation of ethical and legal frameworks in complex client service delivery; family and client-centred service delivery. RIDBC Renwick Centre administers this course. Before enrolling in this course, review the RIDBC Renwick Centre Handbook at http://www.ridbc.org.au/renwick/courses/current.php

Faculty Faculty of Education and Arts
School School of Education
Availability Semester 1 - 2014 (WebLearn GradSchool)
Objectives

Upon completion of this course, students will be expected to:

  1. Appreciate the importance of best practice service delivery and duty of care approaches in complex client cases;
  2. Understand the legal and ethical obligations of O&M service delivery;
  3. Use advanced electronic and sonar-based technology involved in providing O&M services to complex client-cases;
  4. Have a broad understanding of the approaches required to meet the O&M needs of clients experiencing a broad range of vision loss and multi-disabling medical conditions;
  5. Understand the concept of risk management and its importance to complex client service delivery;
  6. Critically appraise and analyse related professional literature.
Content

Topics covered will include: Duty of care and legal framework in complex casework; risk management and best practice service delivery; advanced theory and practice of kinesiology; advanced theory and practice in tactual and haptic perception; psychosocial dimensions and theory of O&M; advanced O&M technology and GPS services; management approaches and administration of service delivery; and dog guides. Exposure to and analysis of current professional literature.

Replacing Course(s) Not applicable
Transition n/a
Industrial Experience 0
Assumed Knowledge Nil
Modes of Delivery Internal Mode
Teaching Methods Case Study
Lecture
Experience Based Learning
Practical
Self Directed Learning
Assessment Items
  • Case Studies - Critical analysis of leading professional journal articles
  • Essays / Written Assignments -
  • Practical - Demonstration of skill and technique competencies
  • Seminar - In class presentation on a specialist topic area
Contact Hours
  • Workshop: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Course Materials
  • RENWICK
Timetable 2014 Course Timetables for EDUC6113

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