1 x 2-hour lecture weekly
1 x 50-minute tutorial weekly
1 x 4-hour independent study weekly
1 x 2-hour on-line exercises weekly
Assignment; Essay; Class and Online Participation; Online Quiz
Topic description
The topic focuses on the students' own values as well as the attitudes that pervade our society about people living with disability using a variety of theoretical frameworks including Ableism, Social Model of Disability, Person-Centred Approaches, Social Role Valorisation and Human Rights.
Educational aims
This topic aims to

  • Examine the influences of historical, legislative and human rights frameworks on the evolution of human service provision

  • Critically discuss theoretical concepts, definitions, perspectives and representation of individuals with disability and how this relates to service practices and lived experience of disability.
Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic, students will be expected to be able to:

  1. Distinguish and discuss the historical, legislative, human rights and social theories related to disability service provision

  2. Evaluate the concepts, cultural perspectives and theories of disability and how they impact on lived experience of disability

  3. Research and critically analyse current literature and media information relating to disability.