1 x 3-hour workshop weekly
1 x 8-hour independent study weekly
Enrolment not permitted
DSRS3103 has been successfully completed
Online quizzes, Assignment
Topic description

This topic examines the biological, psychological and behavioural nature of sensory, physical and multiple disabilities and examines the educational, support and management strategies required for effective learning and community participation.

Educational aims

This topic aims to:

  • Provide information about the concepts, knowledge and skills relating to the identification and ethical assessment of individuals living with sensory, physical and/or multiple disability
  • Explore intervention strategies and supports available to individuals living with sensory, physical and multiple disability
Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic you will be expected to be able to:

  1. Determine the basic functions of the human nervous system and the extent to which impairment contributes to sensory, physical and/or multiple disability to an individual’s development
  2. Apply knowledge of the characteristics and needs of individuals who experience sensory, physical and multiple disability in order to examine and discuss intervention strategies for use in a range of environments
  3. Apply principles of the ethical administration of assessments, interpret findings and propose strategies for interventions to a case study example

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.


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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.