Dis Stud: Persp on Individual, Family & Community

Course code EDUC6001Units 10Level 6000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Education

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.

Not available in 2014

Previously offered in 2013, 2011, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004
ObjectivesOn 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.
Content1. 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
TransitionNil
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeTwo years relevant professional experience.
Modes of DeliveryExternal Mode
Teaching MethodsSelf Directed Learning
Assessment Items
Online DiscussionAssignment 1 - Online discussion x 3 - 30%
Other: (please specify)Assignment 2 - Media File - 30%
Other: (please specify)Assignment 3 - Critique of Articles - 40%
Contact HoursSelf Directed Learning: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term