Availabilities:

2021 unit offering information will be available in November 2020

Unit description

Examines the social construction of disability and theories of disablement. Introduces students to lived experiences of disability and the material, cultural and socio-political consequences of ableism and intersectionality. Critically analyses legislation, policy and practice in this field and promotes practices that  enable social justice and social inclusion..

Unit content

Topic 1: The discourse of disability

Topic 2: Issues and barriers

Topic 3: Theories of Disablement

Topic 4: Social Inclusion, social justice and advocacy

Topic 5: Community interventions and practice models

Topic 6: Violence, safety and Disability

Topic 7: Disability legislation and policy

Topic 8: The National Disability Insurance Scheme

Topic 9: Rethinking and Re-imagining Disability

Learning outcomes

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.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:GA1GA2GA3GA4GA5GA6GA7
1analyse the diverse lived experiences of people who live with disability Intellectual rigour
2define discrimination and discuss its impact on people who live a disability Intellectual rigourEthical practice
3analyse and apply theories of disablement Intellectual rigourEthical practice
4critically evaluate how legislation and policy influences the theoretical frameworks and practices used in community organisations Intellectual rigourEthical practice
5critically analyse practice in this field and recognise hallmarks of good practice.Intellectual rigourEthical practiceKnowledge of a discipline

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. analyse the diverse lived experiences of people who live with disability
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
  2. define discrimination and discuss its impact on people who live a disability
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA3: Ethical practice
  3. analyse and apply theories of disablement
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA3: Ethical practice
  4. critically evaluate how legislation and policy influences the theoretical frameworks and practices used in community organisations
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA3: Ethical practice
  5. critically analyse practice in this field and recognise hallmarks of good practice.
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline

Teaching and assessment

Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

Southern Cross University employs different teaching methods within units to provide students with the flexibility to choose the mode of learning that best suits them. SCU academics strive to use the latest approaches and, as a result, the learning modes and materials may change. The most current information regarding a unit will be provided to enrolled students at the beginning of the study session.

Fee information

Domestic

Commonwealth Supported courses
For information regarding Student Contribution Amounts please visit the Student Contribution Amounts.
Commencing 2021 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1

Fee paying courses
For POSTGRADUATE or UNDERGRADUATE full fee paying courses please check Domestic Postgraduate Fees OR Domestic Undergraduate Fees

International

Please check the international course and fee list to determine the relevant fees.

+