Disability Support & Services: Management & Eval

Course code EDUC6002Units 10Level 6000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Education

Provides an overview of the philosophical basis for disability services, the legislation associated with the provision of disability services, and the implications of both of these for the management and evaluation of disability services.

Not available in 2014

Previously offered in 2013, 2011, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004
ObjectivesAt the completion of this course, students will be able to:

1. identify and demonstrate an understanding of the philosophical principles that underpin services to people with a disability,
2. demonstrate an understanding of the legislative framework and social policy that directly and indirectly impacts on services to people with a disability,
3. identify a variety of ways in which these principles, policies and legislation influence the provision of services to people with a disability, and
4. discuss a range of issues and practices in the effective management and evaluation of disability services.
Content1. Social justice
2. Normalisation, inclusion, and quality of life
3. Choice/self-determination
4. Person centred planning
5. Economic rationalism
6. Professional ethics
7. International legislation and policy
8. Australian legislation and policy
9. Legislation and policy - privacy and confidentiality
10. Management and service quality including complaints and accountability
Replacing Course(s)Nil
TransitionNil
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeTwo years relevant professional experience
Modes of DeliveryDistance Learning : Paper Based
Teaching MethodsSelf Directed Learning
Assessment Items
Online DiscussionAssignment 1 - Online discussions x 3 - 30%
Other: (please specify)Assignment 2 - Ideological critique - 30%
Other: (please specify)Assignment 3 - Critical analysis of readings - 40%
Contact HoursSelf Directed Learning: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term