Credit points: 15
In this subject you will apply skills and knowledge learnt across the course to disability practice. You will explore and critique the difference between impairment and disability, the prevalence and types of impairment, experience of living with a disability, contemporary debates around disability service delivery and theories of disability across social and medical models. Current approaches to disability policy will be reviewed comparing those of individualized support with broader supports such as anti-discrimination that focus on wider social change. The success with which policies have been implemented will be considered. You will apply evidence based approaches, utilizing theoretical learnings to find solutions to real-world case scenarios in disability practice and reviewing how current research can guide decision-making processes. Broad analysis of problems using multiple perspectives, will assist students to develop potential strategies for working at individual or community levels.
SchoolAllied Health, Human Services & Sport
Subject Co-ordinatorMaureen Long
Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo
Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG
Available as ElectiveNo
Learning ActivitiesYou will undertake a range of learning activities including workshops, quizzes and written works. These are collectively designed to achieve and assess your performance in alignment with the subject’s intended learning outcomes. You will receive timely feedback (formal and informal) about your performance on these activities.
Quota Management StrategyN/A
Quota-conditions or rulesN/A
Minimum credit point requirementN/A
Disability. The Basics.
PublisherNew York: Routledge
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
Intended Learning Outcomes
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Dandenong (Chisholm Institute), 2021, Semester 2, Blended
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMaureen Long
WorkShopWeek: 30 - 42
One 2.00 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via blended.
1 x 500-word reective piece, to be submitted to Turnitin via LMS.
1 x 2,000-word essay, to be submitted to Turnitin via LMS.
2 x 30-minute online quiz (1000word equivalency)Open book quiz.