Advanced Studies in Vision Impairment

Course code EDUC6669
Available in 2015
2015 Course Timetables

Description

The course extends and develops concepts and learning introduced in EDUC6668 Foundations of Vision Impairment, with a particular focus on individuals and groups with complex support needs. Further development of the candidate's knowledge and understanding of the substantial challenges for individual, family and community arising from blindness and vision impairment will occur.

Availability

WebLearn GradSchool

  • Semester 2 - 2015

Learning Outcomes

1. Provide support to vision impaired clients and their families through the ongoing clinical diagnostic process

2. Demonstrate a high level of understanding regarding complex medical conditions and vision impairment

3. Demonstrate understanding of the impact of neurological insult on the body systems

4. Communicate appropriately with clients, their families and other professionals regarding individual needs related to vision impairment.

Content

Topics will include:

  1. Overview of diagnosis of disability and brain injury within the medical model;
  2. Characteristics of vision impairment due to neurological aetiology;
  3. Characteristics of vision impairment due to adventitious aetiology;
  4. Perceptions of vision impairment from clinical assessment;
  5. Perceptions of vision impairment from functional perspectives;
  6. Models of Australian low vision service provision.

Requisites

This course is only available to students enrolled in the Graduate Certificate in Educational Studies or the Master of Special Education programs.

Assumed Knowledge

EDUC6668

Assessment Items

Written Assignment: Preparing to Work with Complex Individuals

Online Learning Activity: 4 x Online Discussions

Written Assignment: Written Assignment

Contact Hours

Self-Directed Learning

Self-Directed 10 hour(s) per Week for 13 Weeks