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)
Semester 1 - 2015 (WebLearn GradSchool)
Objectives

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

  1. Identify best practice service delivery and duty of care approaches in complex client cases;
  2. Explain 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. Specify approaches required to meet the O&M needs of clients experiencing a broad range of vision loss and multi-disabling medical conditions;
  5. Describe 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 Lecture
Experience Based Learning
Assessment Items
  • Essays / Written Assignments - Critical review 1000 words
  • Essays / Written Assignments - 2000 words
  • Seminar - In class presentation on a specialist topic area
Contact Hours
  • Workshop: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 7 weeks
Compulsory Components
  • Requisite by Enrolment: Enrolment limited to cadets sponsored by the Guide Dogs NSW/ACT who seek to become qualified agency employees.
  • Compulsory Course Component: Attendance at scheduled classes is compulsory.
Course Materials None listed
Timetable 2015 Course Timetables for EDUC6113

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