1 x 2-hour workshop weekly
1 x 150-hour field placement per semester
1 x 1-hour on-line exercises weekly
1 Admission into BEDECSEBDS-B Education (Early Childhood & Special Ed), B Disability Studies
1a Admission into BEDMSSEBDS-B Education (Middle & Secondary/Special Ed), B Disability Studies
1b Admission into BEDPRSEBDS-B Education (Primary R-7 & Special Ed), B Disability Studies
2 18 units of DSRS 1st year topics
3 Admission into BHS-Bachelor of Health Sciences
4 18 units of DSRS topics
5 DSRS2232 - Practicum 1
6 22.5 units of DSRS 1st year topics
7 DSRS2232 - Practicum 1
8 Admission into BBSC-Bachelor of Behavioural Science (Psychology)
9 13.5 units of DSRS 1st year topics
10 DSRS2232 - Practicum 1
Must Satisfy: (((1 or 1a or 1b) and 2) or (3 and 4 and 5) or (6 and 7) or (8 and 9 and 10))
Enrolment not permitted
DSRS2215 has been successfully completed
Assignment(s), Placement, Portfolio
Topic description

This topic provides opportunities for students to extend their experience working alongside professionals in the field to build upon awareness and professional competencies gained from previous paid or practicum experience. Examination of the role of service provision in the lives of people living with disability and their families continues. Community, education, health and lifestyle provide the context for exploration of practices that support a life of choice for people living with disability with a focus on individual supports and relationships. Students from the Bachelor of Disability and Developmental Education enrolled in this topic are commencing their second Practicum placement.

Educational aims

The aim of this topic is to learn about: Specialised competencies around service provision through working collaboratively with disability professionals to develop and maintain professional relationships with people living with disability, their support network and other professionals. The need for self reflection about services provided and basic research and critical analysis skills.

Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic you will be expected to be able to:

  1. Discuss key concepts related to friendship and sexual relationship development for people with a disability
  2. Identify and analyse social networks of individuals living with disability
  3. Work effectively within a team environment
  4. Demonstrate professional practice within a disability organisation
  5. Reflect on your professional development