The Master of Disability Policy and Practice is a 72-unit program, comprising coursework and a research component. The course is offered by the College of Nursing and Health Sciences. The course may be taken over four semesters full-time or the equivalent part-time.
Given the related pathways of coursework in Disability Studies, students enrolled in the Master of Disability Policy and Practice may be eligible, after completing the appropriate units of study, to exit with the Graduate Certificate in Disability Studies.
Applicants must normally hold a minimum of an approved Bachelor degree of 3 or more years duration in an area related to Disability
Advanced Entry (1.5 years) applicants who have completed a qualification listed below may be eligible to complete a program of 54 units:
Students will receive a maximum of 18 units of credit for topics already undertaken in the Flinders University Graduate Certificate in Disability Studies.
No additional credit will be considered for students enrolled in the Advanced Entry pathway.
The Dean (Education) may, under certain circumstances and subject to specific conditions, admit others who can show evidence of fitness for candidature.
This course is intended to develop skills for students interested in becoming professional leaders in disability. The degree prepares students with advanced skills and specialised knowledge that can be applied to support the participation and contribution of people with diverse needs with the local community. Students will develop expertise required of disabilty and allied health professions enabling them to work in a variety of Government and non-government organisations in health, education and human service settings.
The course aims to:
On successful completion of the course, graduates will be able to:
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