Introduces students to issues and challenges experienced by people with a disability from a personal, social and professional perspective. Examines theories of disability including social and medical models. Discusses and evaluates theoretical frameworks used within community settings; and the benefits and challenges of legislation and policy for good practice.
Topic1: Understanding Disability
- Historical context
- Definitions of disability
- The different types of disability
- Context of disability from an individual, social and professional perspective
- Issues and barriers faced by people who have a disability
Topic 2: From Theory to Practice
- Theories of disablement: social and medical models
- Ethics, risk assessment and paternalistic practice
- Social inclusion
- Social justice issues
Topic 3: Disability Politics
- Disability legislation and policy
- Implications of legislation and policy on practice
- Good practice: what is it and who decides?
Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.
Learning outcomes and graduate attributes
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||explain the issues faced by people who have a disability||Ethical practice||Cultural competence|
|2||define discrimination and discuss its impact on people with a disability||Ethical practice||Cultural competence|
|3||evaluate social inclusion and how this applies to this field of practice||Intellectual rigour||Ethical practice||Cultural competence|
|4||analyse theories of disablement||Intellectual rigour||Ethical practice||Cultural competence|
|5||critically evaluate how legislation and policy impacts the theoretical frameworks used in community organisations||Intellectual rigour||Ethical practice||Cultural competence|
|6||identify examples of good practice in community organisations.||Ethical practice||Cultural competence|
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2015 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1
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