Classes and seminars in Trimester 2/Semester 2, 2020 will be online. Physical distancing for coronavirus (COVID-19) will affect delivery of other learning experiences in this unit. Please check your unit sites for announcements and updates one week prior to the start of your trimester or semester.
Last updated: 2 June 2020
Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.
Average of 2 hours each week on campus plus additional online learning experiences
Online independent and collaborative learning activities, including a 2 hour online seminar each week
Disability is part of the natural diversity of humankind. This unit explores the complex and dynamic interrelationships between people who have a disability and the society in which they live. Students learn about the different models and frameworks used in defining disability, and their impact on social structures and policy. The unit examines the mechanisms behind social inclusion and exclusion of people with disability, including structural, environmental, and personal influences, from childhood to old-age. Throughout the unit students practice applying inclusion philosophies such as Universal Design, to optimise inclusion across a range of participation settings (e.g., education, recreation, accommodation, sexuality, and family life). This is a level one unit in the People, Society and Disability major on the Bachelor of Health Sciences program. Students in other courses may study this unit as an elective.
These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this UnitAt the completion of this Unit, successful students can:
Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes
Discuss disability as an interrelationship between the person with disability, their impairment, and their environment.
GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
Define and account for the processes of inclusion and exclusion in relation to people with disability in society.
Describe the consequences of exclusion and inclusion for individuals, families, and society across the life-course and from local and global perspectives.
GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilitiesGLO4: Critical thinking
Generate and evaluate strategies for inclusion across a range of participation contexts.
GLO4: Critical thinkingGLO5: Problem solving
Communicate information about diversity, disability, and inclusion in an appropriate format for a general public audience.
GLO2: CommunicationGLO3: Digital literacy
Evaluate own work performance against unit learning outcomes and set performance criteria, and modify performance on the basis of feedback.
The assessment due weeks provided may change. The Unit Chair will clarify the exact assessment requirements, including the due date, at the start of the teaching period.
The texts and reading list for the unit can be found on the University Library via the link below: HDS106 Note: Select the relevant trimester reading list. Please note that a future teaching period's reading list may not be available until a month prior to the start of that teaching period so you may wish to use the relevant trimester's prior year reading list as a guide only.
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