Disability Studies:Perspectives on the Individual, Family and Community

Course code EDUC6001
Not available in 2016

Description

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.

Availability

Not currently available.

This Course was last offered in Semester 1 - 2015.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of the 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