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.
Topic 1: Understanding disability
Topic 2: Types of disability
Topic 3: Intellectual disability
Topic 4: Issues and barriers faced by people with disabilities
Topic 5: Stigma and theories of disablement
Topic 6: Social inclusion and social justice issues
Topic 7: Disability legislation and policy
Topic 8: The National Disability Insurance Scheme
Topic 9: Policy into practice
Topic 10: Good practice in disability
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|
- No prescribed texts.
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2017 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1
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