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Gold Coast Session 1 Session 1
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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

7

Level of learning

Intermediate

Pre-requisites

SOY10105 - Introduction to Social Welfare AND 84 credit points in any SCU units

Unit aim

Introduces students to issues and challenges experienced by people with a disability from a personal, social and professional perspective. Examines theories of disability including social and medical models. Discusses and evaluates theoretical frameworks used within community settings, and the benefits and challenges of legislation and policy for good practice.

Unit content

Topic 1: Understanding disability

Topic 2: Types of disability

Topic 3: Intellectual disability

Topic 4: Issues and barriers faced by people with disabilities

Topic 5: Stigma and theories of disablement

Topic 6: Social inclusion and social justice issues

Topic 7: Disability legislation and policy

Topic 8: The National Disability Insurance Scheme

Topic 9: Policy into practice

Topic 10: Good practice in 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.

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On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 explain the issues faced by people who have a disability
2 define discrimination and discuss its impact on people with a disability
3 evaluate social inclusion and how this applies to this field of practice
4 analyse theories of disablement
5 critically evaluate how legislation and policy impacts the theoretical frameworks used in community organisations
6 identify examples of good practice in community organisations.

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

  1. explain the issues faced by people who have a disability
    • GA3:
    • GA7:
  2. define discrimination and discuss its impact on people with a disability
    • GA3:
    • GA7:
  3. evaluate social inclusion and how this applies to this field of practice
    • GA1:
    • GA3:
    • GA7:
  4. analyse theories of disablement
    • GA1:
    • GA3:
    • GA7:
  5. critically evaluate how legislation and policy impacts the theoretical frameworks used in community organisations
    • GA1:
    • GA3:
    • GA7:
  6. identify examples of good practice in community organisations.
    • GA3:
    • GA7:

Prescribed texts

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.