Advanced Studies in Vision Impairment
Not available in 2012
Previously offered in 2013
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.
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.
Upon completion of this course, students will be expected to:
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.
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.
Modes of Delivery
Distance Learning : IT Based
Email Discussion Group
Experience Based Learning
Self Directed Learning
Self Directed Learning: for 10 hour(s) per Week for 13 weeks