THE CONTEMPORARY DISABILITY LANDSCAPE

DIS502

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject provides the theoretical underpinnings of the current disability landscape. It gives students a strong conceptual foundation for thinking about the contemporary position of people with disability in society and its comparison with an earlier historic period, understanding the aims of current disability policies and the nature of specialist disability and mainstream service systems available to people with a disability. Students will consider different models for understanding disability and the way these frame the 'problem' of disability, policy aspirations and services. The key features of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and the National Disability Strategy (NDS) as major reforms and their implications for professionals working in mainstream or specialist services will be explored. Students will examine the conceptual differences between impairment and disability, the interplay between these, and the rationale for impairment specific knowledge in adjusting social settings such as schools, places of employment or community groups to be inclusive of people with disabilities.

SchoolAllied Health, Human Services & Sport

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorSian Anderson

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be admitted into HOUA

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsADP5CDL

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsIt is recommended, but not mandatory, that all students admitted in a Graduate Certificate in Disability Practice complete this subject as part of their study plan.

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

Routledge Handbook of Disability Studies

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorWatson, N., Roulstone, A., Thomas, C.

Year2012

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherRoutledge: Abingdon

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

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Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Disability Rights and Wrongs Revisited

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorShakespeare, T.

Year2014

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherRoutledge: Abingdon

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Disability: The Basics

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorShakespeare, T.

Year2018

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherRoutledge

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Analyse the interaction between the concepts of impairment and disability.
02. Compare and contrast perspectives on the citizenship of people with disability in society with an earlier historic period.
03. Interpret and transmit knowledge about the theoretical models of disability embedded in current disability policies.
04. Evaluate the changes that the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS and the National Disability Strategy (NDS brings to mainstream service systems.
05. Critically reflect on different models of disability from different perspectives and their influence on individual practice, policy and programs.
06. Critique the extent to which services are responsive to people with disabilities and reflect the principles that underpin them.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

On-Line, 2021, Semester 1, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSian Anderson

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 10 - 22
One 11.00 h unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Concept discussion forum (500-word equivalent)Students to use online forum to discuss disability-related concepts. Marking rubric to specify the structure of the forum discussion.

N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO1

Historical perspectives forum (500-word equivalent)Students to use online forum to discuss historical perspectives. Marking rubric to specify the structure of the forum discussion.

N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO2

Disability Policy Report (2,000-word equivalent)Interpretation and evaluation of disability policies and how they apply to practice.

N/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO3

Services Proposal (2,000-word equivalent)Proposal to Board of Management about suggested changes to mainstream services.

N/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO4, SILO5, SILO6

On-Line, 2021, Semester 2, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSian Anderson

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 30 - 42
One 11.00 h unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Concept discussion forum (500-word equivalent)Students to use online forum to discuss disability-related concepts. Marking rubric to specify the structure of the forum discussion.

N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO1

Historical perspectives forum (500-word equivalent)Students to use online forum to discuss historical perspectives. Marking rubric to specify the structure of the forum discussion.

N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO2

Disability Policy Report (2,000-word equivalent)Interpretation and evaluation of disability policies and how they apply to practice.

N/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO3

Services Proposal (2,000-word equivalent)Proposal to Board of Management about suggested changes to mainstream services.

N/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO4, SILO5, SILO6