HDS227 - Auslan and the Deaf Community: Health and Wellbeing
2023 unit information
|Enrolment modes:||Trimester 2: Online|
|Unit Chair:||Trimester 2: Amie O'Shea|
|Typical study commitment:|
Students will on average spend 150 hours over the trimester undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.
|Scheduled learning activities - online:|
1 hour lecture each week, asynchronous (live and recorded)
1 hour live seminar each week (not recorded)
Students attend online live, unrecorded weekly language sessions which require use of a web camera, turned on throughout the session. Minimum attendance of 80% is required. Please contact the Unit Chair before enrolling if you have any questions about these requirements.
This unit introduces students to Auslan and issues relevant to the Australian Deaf community. Students will engage with contemporary approaches to disability, deafness and critically explore the health and wellbeing outcomes of deaf Australians. Students will learn the theoretical and cultural contexts to understand this unique and contemporary language used by Deaf communities across Australia, reflect on their own communication and problem-solving skills, and design improvements to promote more inclusive practice. In weekly practical sessions students will learn Auslan vocabulary for conversation and communication with a focus on health and wellbeing and relevant environments. Authentic learning and assessment activities will reflect the multidisciplinary and diverse cohort of undergraduate and postgraduate students learning together. The unit features a range of learning activities which support conceptual and language development and provide opportunities for supported learning and feedback.
|ULO||These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this unit. At the completion of this unit, successful students can:||Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes|
|ULO1||Identify the requirements for, and implement, culturally appropriate communication and access options for deaf people in health and wellbeing settings.|| |
|ULO2||Explain and analyse contemporary understandings of disability, deaf history/culture and social determinants of health.|| |
GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge
|ULO3||Demonstrate standardised introductory expressive Auslan with additional disciplinary vocabulary to interact with peers and educators|| |
|ULO4||Demonstrate standardised introductory expressive Auslan with additional disciplinary vocabulary to interact with peers and educators|| |
|ULO5||Identify and describe an area of health and wellbeing inequity or access barriers for deaf Auslan users and identify resources to inform a culturally appropriate response.|| |
GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge
|ULO6||Participate in synchronous culturally appropriate Auslan language learning|| |
|Assessment description||Student output||Grading and weighting |
(% total mark for unit)
|Indicative due week|
|Assessment 1: Auslan cultural knowledge||Multiple choice quiz||15%|| |
|Assessment 2: Improving health and wellbeing (annotated bibliography)||2000 word annotated bibliography||50%|| |
|Assessment 3: Auslan receptive and expressive skills||Demonstrate Auslan skills and cultural knowledge||35%|| |
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: HDS227 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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