Module Title:Disability Studies
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:6
Module Delivered In 2 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: 1.Lectures to disseminate knowledge, practices and current thinking in the area of disability 2.Small and large group discussion and debate to support the development of analytical and trans-formative and multi perspective thinking 3. Guest speakers from the disability sector 4. e learning to facilitate students to engage with material at a range of times to suit their learning needs and schedules 5 self directed independent learning - to enable students build on their own autonomy, self assessment skills and competencies.
Module Aim: The module aim is to: 1. Explore with students the various theoretical principles that underpin working with people with disabilities from a rights based, citizenship and equality agenda. 2. Expand students' knowledge regarding impairments and disability issues. 3. Explore the role and function of inter-agency and multidisciplinary work. 4. Evaluate a range of frameworks when designing person centred programmes with clients.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 On successful completion of this module the student should be able to: 1. Appraise the challenges and benefits of working with clients from various theoretical frameworks
LO2 2. Identify a range of issues that impact on the lived experiences of people with disabilities and evaluate ways of working with people to support them in living lives of their own choosing.
LO3 3. Differentiate between the needs of the person with a disability across the lifespan
LO4 4. Contrast the various types and methods of advocacy
LO5 5. Discern the range of discriminatory practices and outlooks that impact on clients' lives and devise ways of working in social care that promote inclusion.
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Theories of Disability
Social Model Medical Model Trans relational Model Affirmation Theory Spoiled Identity Theory Critical Theory
Practice Concepts
Rights based approach to working with clients Anti-discriminatory practice Partnership programming planning for a meaningful life of the client's choosing Working with dual Diagnosis Multidisciplinary and inter-agency working
Interventions, services and supports through the lifespan
Independent assessment of needs Individual Person Centred Programmes Advocacy
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment40.00%
End of Module Formal Examination60.00%
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Project CA may consist of a written or presented paper, a literature review, a case study, an annotated bibliography etc. 1,2,3,4,5 40.00 n/a
Examination Final exam 1,2,3,4,5 60.00 n/a
No Project
No Practical
No End of Module Formal Examination

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Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Every Week 1.50
Independent Learning Every Week 3.50
Total Hours 5.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Every Week 0.75
Total Hours 0.75

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CW_HWASS_B Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Applied Social Studies (Professional Social Care) 2 Mandatory
CW_HWASS_D Bachelor of Arts in Applied Social Studies (Professional Social Care) 2 Mandatory