|Semester 2, 2022 Ipswich On-campus|
|Faculty or Section :||Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences|
|School or Department :||School of Psychology and Wellbeing|
|Student contribution band :||Professional Pathway Social Wk|
|Grading basis :||Graded|
|Version produced :||30 June 2022|
Examiner: Kate Jonathan
This course will enable students to develop knowledge of how social processes contribute to the marginalisation of people with disabilities throughout their lifespan. It also examines diversity and influences related to disability while exploring policy and program development in order to address factors such as advocacy and grief and loss related to disability. This course examines the field of disability in relation to daily living, employment, recreation, education and rehabilitation.
Whether the subject of curiosity, pity, exaltation, revulsion or strategic disregard, people with disabilities and notions of disability serve to illustrate not only the `parameters' of human existence but how 'disability' may be problematised as a social construction and an important source of subjective expression. In this course, disability is examined from a sociological perspective in order to develop knowledge and awareness of attitudes, the need for advocacy as well as grief and loss associated with disability. When working with people with disability it is important to understand how people live their lives according to perceptions of health, rehabilitation, infirmity and spiritual transcendence. This course will provide a framework for understanding disabilities and disability-related issues within societal contexts.
Course learning outcomes
On successful completion of this course students will be able to:
- Evaluate disability from a sociological perspective;
- Compare and contrast the strengths and weaknesses of different definitions and of major theoretical perspectives regarding disability;
- Explore and examine how diverse social factors such as gender, ethnicity, Aboriginality, and sexuality interact with disability;
- Analyse attitudes and the impact of disability with an emphasis on the perspectives of individuals with disabilities, their families and other significant people;
- Demonstrate knowledge of societal attitudes and influences relating to disability and the need for advocacy;
- Examine grief and loss experiences by individuals and family following identification of permanent disability.
|1.||Theoretical Perspectives of Disability||20.00|
|2.||Cultural Differences and Perspectives on Disabilities||20.00|
|3.||Lived Experiences of Disability & Wellbeing across life span||20.00|
|4.||Social Policy and Contemporary Social Movements||20.00|
|5.||Disability around the World||10.00|
|6.||Grief and Loss experiences||10.00|
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Student workload expectations
To do well in this subject, students are expected to commit approximately 10 hours per week including class contact hours, independent study, and all assessment tasks. If you are undertaking additional activities, which may include placements and residential schools, the weekly workload hours may vary.
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