Disability Studies:Perspectives on the Individual, Family and Community
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.
- Semester 1 - 2017
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.
- Definition of disability
- Social construction of disability
- Disability types, assessment and labeling
- Causes of Disability
- Medical and environmental issues
- Voices of people with a disability
- Responses to disability within different cultures
- Participation and empowerment
- Right to life
- Quality of life
Two years relevant professional experience.
Online Learning Activity: Online Discussion
Project: Media File
Written Assignment: Critique of Articles
Self-Directed 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Equivalent 2hrs face to face.