1 x 2-hour lecture weekly
1 x 8-hour independent study weekly
1 x 50-minute on-line exercises weekly
1 22.5 units of DSRS 1st year topics
2 Admission into BEDMSSEBDS-B Education (Middle & Secondary/Special Ed), B Disability Studies
2a Admission into BEDSBSE-Bachelor of Education (Secondary), Bachelor of Special Education
3 9 units in DSRS 1st year topics
4 Admission into BHS-Bachelor of Health Sciences
5 13.5 units in DSRS 1st year topics
6 Admission into BEDSEOS-Bachelor of Education (Special Education)
6a Admission into BBSC-Bachelor of Behavioural Science (Psychology)
Must Satisfy: ((1) or ((2 or 2a) and 3) or (4 and 5) or ((6 or 6a)))
Enrolment not permitted
1 of DSRS2213, DSRS3220 has been successfully completed
Topic description
This topic introduces students to the family issues associated with having a member with disability and the role of the professional in supporting families to meet the needs of the individual
Educational aims
This topic aims to:

  • Examine the impact of having a family member with a disability from the perspective of the extended family

  • Examine the Indigenous and multicultural variables associated with having a family member with a disability

  • Examine the family support needs and the role of professionals in meeting these needs, within the context of a developing partnership

  • Examine how family professional partnerships can maximise quality of life for both individuals with disability and their families.
Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic, students will be expected to be able to:

  1. Identify the variability of families in both structure and culture

  2. Determine the possible emotional, financial impact and resources required by families who have a member with a disability

  3. Develop an understanding of the varying support needs across the lifespan for families with a member who has a disability

  4. Evaluate the strategies that will assist in developing a partnership with families to maximise quality of life for individuals with disabilities and other family members.