Dis Stud: Persp on Individual, Family & Community
Not available in 2012
Previously offered in 2013, 2011, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004
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.
On 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.
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
Two years relevant professional experience.
Modes of Delivery
Self Directed Learning
Self Directed Learning: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term