Orientation and Mobility for Instructors in Training
|Course code EDUC6158||Units 10||Level 6000||Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Education|
Providing an introduction to orientation and mobility (O&M) theory and the application of theory to problems relevant to practitioners of O&M who provide services to people with vision impairment. Topics covered will include: specification of O&M objectives, evaluation of ethical and legal frameworks, models of service delivery, theory and practice of O&M strategy and technique, and a comprehensive investigation and analysis of best practice in organisations providing low vision and blindness services.
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 2015
|Objectives||Upon completion of this course, students will be expected to:|
1. Examine and critically analyse example of best practice service delivery and duty of care approaches;
2. Identify and describe the legal and ethical obligations of O&M service delivery;
3. Use basic and advanced technology when providing O&M services;
4. Narrate the approaches required to meet the O&M needs of clients experiencing a broad range of vision impairment conditions and issues;
5. Analyse and identify appropriated programs according to the clients’ aetiology;
6. Define the concept of risk management and its importance to service delivery and client caseload management;
7. Review and critically analyse current professional literature.
|Content||Topics covered will include: Duty of care and legal framework; risk management and best practice service delivery; history of the Guide Dog Association, organisation models and practices (low vision/blindness), guiding techniques and independent travel; cane skills, technology of O&M, vision aetiology and mobility, sequencing skills to meet client objectives. Critical analysis of current professional literature.|
|Replacing Course(s)||Not applicable|
|Assumed Knowledge||An academic qualification acquired after three or four years at undergraduate study.|
|Modes of Delivery||Internal Mode|
|Teaching Methods||Case Study|
Experience Based Learning
|Contact Hours||Workshop: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 7 weeks|
|Timetables||2015 Course Timetables for EDUC6158|