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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: reimagining inclusion and access
Topic 3: Theories of Disablement
Topic 4: Violence, safety and Disability
Topic 5: Disability legislation and policy
Topic 6: Interventions and practice framework models

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.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1critically explain the diverse lived experiences of people who live with disability
2critically review and apply theories of disablement
3analyse how legislation and policy influences experiences of disability
4analyse hallmarks of good practice used in community organisations

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

  1. critically explain the diverse lived experiences of people who live with disability
  2. critically review and apply theories of disablement
  3. analyse how legislation and policy influences experiences of disability
  4. analyse hallmarks of good practice used in community organisations

Prescribed Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts
  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed Learning Resources may change in future Teaching Periods

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Tutorial 2 hours (Weekly)
Workshop 1 hour (Weekly)
Assessment
Presentation50%
Short written response50%

Teaching method
Tutorial 2 hours (Weekly)
Workshop 1 hour (Weekly)
Assessment
Presentation50%
Short written response50%
Notice

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Fee information

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