Available in 2018
Course code



10 units


6000 level

Course handbook


This is an advanced course with flexible goals and assessments. Consent of the Course Coordinator is required prior to enrolling. As a prerequisite, students should have completed at least two postgraduate courses in special education (sensory disability), or have previously completed a postgraduate award. The course is intended for students interested in studying a specialised topic with the close direction of a Renwick Centre faculty member.

Availability2018 Course Timetables

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  • Semester 1 - 2018
  • Semester 2 - 2018

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Describe issues, research literature and/or practical initiatives in a specific area of education for students with sensory disability;

2. Demonstrate skills in undertaking and reporting reviews of the literature and in applying research results to educational practice with students with sensory disability; and

3. Demonstrate critical thinking.


Course content includes:

  1. specialised topics;
  2. examination of professional literature;
  3. identification and differential application of contemporary theory on specified topic with relevance to policy and/or practice.


Consent of the Course Coordinator is required prior to enrolling.

Assessment items

Written Assignment: Essay / Written Assignment

Written Assignment: Research Paper

Contact hours

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Self-Directed Learning

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