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Credit points: 30

Subject outline

In this subject students examine mobility and activities of daily living to gain a greater understanding of the challenges experienced by people with low vision or blindness. 35 hours observation with an Orientation and Mobility service provider occurs prior to commencement of the semester. The practicum is located at Bundoora campus and in the community. Content includes education and rehabilitation concepts, experience of vision-impaired mobility, design and delivery of mobility programs, evaluation of client performance and principles of service delivery. Upon completion of the subject, students will be able to assess a client's functional mobility needs and implement effective orientation and mobility intervention.

FacultyFaculty of Health Sciences

Credit points30

Subject Co-ordinatorKerry Fitzmaurice

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG

Exchange StudentsYes

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Co-requisites ORT3TMA

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Learning resources


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsCognitive learning theory and cane travel instructions: a new paradigmPrescribedMettler, R 20082ND EDN, NEBRASKA COMMISSION FOR THE BLIND AND VISUALLY IMPAIRED.
ReadingsOrientation and mobility methods: techniques for independent travelPrescribedDeverell, L, Taylor, S & Prentice, J 2009MELBOURNE GUIDE DOGS, VICTORIA.

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