THE CONTEMPORARY DISABILITY LANDSCAPE

DIS512

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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 HCADP

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsADP5CDL

Equivalent subjectsDIS502

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Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

Disability: The Basics

Resource TypePrescribed

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AuthorShakespeare, T.

Year2018

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PublisherRoutledge

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Disability Rights and Wrongs Revisited

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorShakespeare, T.

Year2014

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PublisherRoutledge: Abingdon

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Routledge Handbook of Disability Studies

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

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

Year2012

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PublisherRoutledge: Abingdon

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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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