Year
2021
Units
4.5
Contact
On Campus
1 x 1.5-hour online lecture weekly
1 x 1.5-hour tutorial weekly
1 x 2 hour online exercises weekly
1 x 6.5 hour independent study weekly

External
1 x 1.5-hour online lecture weekly
1 x 1.5-hour online tutorial weekly
1 x 2 hour online exercises weekly
1 x 6.5 hour independent study weekly
Assessment
Assignment(s), Quizzes
Topic description
This topic provides students with an understanding of the way that a range of cognitive, sensory, neurological and physical disabilities and neuro-diverse conditions affect people with disability. Students will demonstrate an understanding of the human nervous system, while debunking common myths and misconceptions on disability, and identify ways in which people with specific support needs can be supported to lead full lives.
Educational aims

This topic aims to:

  • Identify the effects of a range of disabilities on people’s lives
  • Identify and describe support strategies and accommodations to support effective learning and inclusion for people with developmental and acquired disabilities
Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic you will be expected to be able to:

  1. Identify and describe the basic functions of the human nervous system and the role it plays in cognitive, sensory and physical disabilities and neuro-diverse conditions
  2. Examine best practice support strategies to maximise quality of life for people with intellectual disability, autism spectrum, vision and hearing impairments, sensory processing differences, acquired brain injury, spinal cord injury, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, mental health conditions and seizure disorders

Key dates and timetable

(1), (2)

Each class is numbered in brackets.
Where more than one class is offered, students normally attend only one.

Classes are held weekly unless otherwise indicated.

FULL

If you are enrolled for this topic, but all classes for one of the activities (eg tutorials) are full,
contact your College Office for assistance. Full classes frequently occur near the start of semester.

Students may still enrol in topics with full classes as more places will be made available as needed.

If this padlock appears next to an activity name (eg Lecture), then class registration is closed for this activity.

Class registration normally closes at the end of week 2 of each semester.

Classes in a stream are grouped so that the same students attend all classes in that stream.
Registration in the stream will result in registration in all classes.
  Unless otherwise advised, classes are not held during semester breaks or on public holidays.