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HSW8220 Promoting Community Access and Inclusion

Short Description: Promoting Community Access Inc
Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences
School or Department : School of Health and Wellbeing
Student contribution band : Band 1
ASCED code : 090509 - Care for the Disabled
Grading basis : Graded

Other requisites

Students who have enrolled in or completed HSW3220 cannot enrol in this course


This course introduces the WHO International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) as a conceptual framework and practical resources for understanding and assessing functioning and health of individuals and populations. Students will apply knowledge of accessibility, universal design and assistive technology as CBR strategies to promote access and inclusion in contexts of cultural diversity. Students will demonstrate professional communication skills in advocating for inclusive development and discussing ethical considerations in complex human services systems.
Within a Person Environment Occupation (PEO) framework, this course introduces and applies the principles of community based rehabilitation in developed and developing communities. It will cover the usage of the International Classification of Function (ICF) to understand the social and cultural models of disability, as well as the World Health Organisation (WHO) needs assessment staircase in the 'Community-based Rehabilitation Indicators Manual' (2015).

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2019 Online