Year
2021
Units
4.5
Contact
1 x 2-hour workshop weekly
1 x 150-hour field placement per semester
1 x 1-hour on-line exercises weekly
Prerequisites
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
Assessment
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

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.