|Year of offer||2019|
|Subject level||Undergraduate Level 3|
|Fees||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
Drawing on both the lived experience of people with disability and faculty members from a variety of disciplines, this subject will explore the place of people with disability in our community. The subject matter will challenge stereotypes of ‘inability’ and ‘dependence’, and examine how people with disability can and do assume socially valued roles in society. The material to be covered will be both theoretical (e.g., medical vs social vs integrated models of understanding disability) and practical (e.g., exploring ways of implementing the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities), and include the presentation of research evidence supporting how we might achieve an inclusive society where all people ‘are free to be themselves among others’.
Intended learning outcomes
On completion of this subject students should:
- Be able to interpret and critically evaluate the various theoretical frameworks influencing our understanding of the nature of disability, and how these influence policy, practices, and the everyday experiences of people with disability.
- Have knowledge of contemporary research findings concerning the inclusion of people with disability in society.
- Have an understanding of what constitutes good practice in contemporary disability research and inclusive practice.
- Have knowledge of a range of programmes and initiatives that support the inclusion of people with disability in our everyday community; including in the areas of housing, education, employment, health care, the law and political engagement, the arts, and recreation.
- Have developed the basic skills necessary to engage with people with disability, with a variety of communication support needs, to work with them in academic, workplace and every-day community settings.
- Problem-solving skills and the confidence to tackle unfamiliar problems, especially those involving working with and the inclusion of people of diverse abilities, interests and needs in everyday settings.
- Analytic skills applied to the evaluation of social policy effecting people with complex social, legal, and clinical support needs, arising from disability.
- Skills in written and oral communication, applied to the preparation and presentation of material suitable for both an academic and a community audience.
Eligibility and requirements
Core participation requirements
The University of Melbourne is committed to providing students with reasonable adjustments to assessment and participation under the Disability Standards for Education (2005), and the Assessment and Results Policy (MPF1326). Students are expected to meet the core participation requirements for their course. These can be viewed under Entry and Participation Requirements for the course outlines in the Handbook.
Further details on how to seek academic adjustments can be found on the Student Equity and Disability Support website: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/student-equity/home
|Throughout the semester||N/A|
|Throughout the semester||25%|
|End of semester||25%|
|During examination period||50%|
Dates & times
- Semester 1
Principal coordinator Keith Mcvilly Mode of delivery On Campus — Parkville Contact hours 30 contact hours per semester. A two hour lecture and a one hour tutorial per week for 10 weeks. The lecture and tutorial programs are staggered and cover the 12 weeks of semester. Total time commitment 170 hours Teaching period 4 March 2019 to 2 June 2019 Last self-enrol date 15 March 2019 Census date 31 March 2019 Last date to withdraw without fail 10 May 2019 Assessment period ends 28 June 2019
Semester 1 contact information
There are no specifically prescribed or recommended texts for this subject.
- Available through the Community Access Program
About the Community Access Program (CAP)
This subject is available through the Community Access Program (also called Single Subject Studies) which allows you to enrol in single subjects offered by the University of Melbourne, without the commitment required to complete a whole degree.
Entry requirements including prerequisites may apply. Please refer to the CAP applications page for further information.
- Available to Study Abroad and/or Study Exchange Students
This subject is available to students studying at the University from eligible overseas institutions on exchange and study abroad. Students are required to satisfy any listed requirements, such as pre- and co-requisites, for enrolment in the subject.