Advanced Theory and Practice in Orientation and Mobility

Course code EDUC6113Units 10Level 6000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Education

Providing an in-depth examination of major orientation and mobility (O&M)theories and approaches necessary for delivering complex O&M services to people with multiple disabilities including vision impairment. Topics covered will include: identification and specification of complex O&M service delivery models and approaches; evaluation of ethical and legal frameworks in complex client service delivery; family and client-centred service delivery.

RIDBC Renwick Centre administers this course. Before enrolling in this course, review the RIDBC Renwick Centre Handbook at http://www.ridbc.org.au/renwick/courses/current.php.

Available in 2014

WebLearn GradSchoolSemester 1
Previously offered in 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2004
ObjectivesUpon completion of this course, students will be expected to:
1. Appreciate the importance of best practice service delivery and
duty of care approaches in complex client cases;
2. Understand the legal and ethical obligations of O&M service delivery;
3. Use advanced electronic and sonar-based technology involved in providing O&M services to complex client-cases;
4. Have a broad understanding of the approaches required to meet the O&M needs of clients experiencing a broad range of vision
loss and multi-disabling medical conditions;
5. Understand the concept of risk management and its importance
to complex client service delivery;
6. Critically appraise and analyse related professional literature.
ContentTopics covered will include: Duty of care and legal framework in complex casework; risk management and best practice service delivery; advanced theory and practice of kinesiology; advanced theory and practice in tactual and haptic perception; psychosocial dimensions and theory of O&M; advanced O&M technology and GPS services; management approaches and administration of service delivery; and dog guides. Exposure to and analysis of current professional literature.
Replacing Course(s)Not applicable
Transitionn/a
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeNil
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsCase Study
Lecture
Experience Based Learning
Practical
Self Directed Learning
Assessment Items
Case StudiesCritical analysis of leading professional journal articles
Essays / Written Assignments
PracticalDemonstration of skill and technique competencies
SeminarIn class presentation on a specialist topic area
Contact HoursWorkshop: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Compulsory Components
Requisite by EnrolmentEnrolment limited to cadets sponsored by the Guide Dogs NSW/ACT who seek to become qualified agency employees.
Timetables2014 Course Timetables for EDUC6113