Courses - Faculty of Education And Social Work


Disability Studies

Stage I

DISABLTY 111
15 Points

Disability and Support

Examines key perspectives and influences found in support for disabled people. The role of staff and services is critically analysed in light of concepts such as, autonomy, choice and self-determination. Alongside these, practice for supported living and transition to employment and continuing education are examined.

DISABLTY 113G
15 Points

Making Disabilities: The Construction of Ideas

Examines the expression of social and cultural ideas of disability in popular culture through film, television and print media. The course aims to develop skills to examine the construction and maintenance of concepts of disability and disabling identities in popular culture. The consequences of these processes are also discussed and their implications for perpetuating social devaluation, discrimination, and disadvantage.

Stage II

DISABLTY 200
15 Points

Disability Frameworks

A range of models and cultural understandings related to disability are examined. These models provide a framework for understanding ways in which disabled people may experience disability. Social constructs that impact on the lives of disabled people will be explored. The influence of emerging models that portray positive social identities, both individual and collective, will be examined.

Restriction: DISABLTY 112

Stage III

DISABLTY 316
15 Points

Supporting Active Participation

An exploration of theories and strategies that promote active participation of disabled people. An understanding of self-determination and a person-centred approach to promote active participation and citizenship underpins this course.

Prerequisite: HUMSERV 101, 102, 104, 201, 202, 203, 211, SOCWORK 111, 112, 114, 211

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