Module Title:Disability and Positive Ageing
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:6
Module Delivered In 3 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 Evaluate the various theoretical principles that underpin working with people with disabilities and across the life span from a rights based, citizenship and equality agenda. D1,3,8, D5,2,3,6,7.
LO2 Explore evidence based interventions and best practice principles for working with individuals with people with disability and the ageing population. D2,3,9,12,D3,2,6,10.
LO3 Identify a range of issues that impact on the lived experiences by analysing the effectiveness of current national and international legislation, policy, standards and services for people with disabilities and across the lifespan. D3,1,2,6,12,D5,2,3,6,7.
LO4 Comprehend the importance of independence, self-determination, advocacy and purposeful activity including anti discriminatory practices and ways of working in social care that promote inclusion for people with disability and ageing populations. D1 -5, 8,D 2 1, 2, ;D 5 - Pr 1, 2, 3, 6, 12, 13, 15, 19.
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is recommended before enrolment in this module.

9449 PRTC C1402 Professional Social Care Practice Contexts Models and Legal System
9516 DEVL C1402 Professional Social Care Theory and Practice
Incompatible Modules
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Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed
This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed.
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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Theories of Disability and Ageing across the lifespan
Theory as a source of knowledge for evidence informed practice; Origin of Eugenics; Social model, Medical Model, Spoiled Identity Theory, Disengagement Theory, Life course theories. Affirmation Model; Critical Disability Studies, Theories of ageing D1 Pr 2,7,16, 22, 23; D2 - Pr 4, 12, 17; D4 - Pr 3, D. 5 - Pr 1, 4, 5, 6, 7, 14.
Interventions, services and supports through the lifespan
Independent assessment of needs; Individual Person centred practice; Holistic assessments; Recording and evaluation. Understand concepts of ‘Quality of Life’ - A focus on quality services promoting quality of life and choice: an understanding of how HIQA and Mental Health Commission requirements promote the service user experience; Promotion of independent living: D 1 - Pr 3, 5, 6, 7, D2 - Pr 1, 2, 3, 17; D 3 - Pr 1, 6, 7, 13; D 5 - Pr 1, 5, 7, 8, 11, .
Disability and Ageing in context
Impact of Disability legislation framework; Also the impact of specific social policies to include UNCRPD ;Sharing the Vision National Advocacy Service for People with Disability; National Disability Inclusion Strategy 2017-2021; The Transforming Lives programme, including: New Directions. The National Ageing Strategy D 1 - Pr 1, 3, 9, 13, 16. D 2 - Pr 4, 12; D 3 - Pr 1, 6; D 5- Pr 1, 6, 7, 11, 12, 14, 15.
Practice Concepts applied to the areas of disability and ageing.
Rights based approach and social justice, Anti Discriminatory Practice, Advocacy, Ageism, Dual Diagnosis. Social Inclusion concepts; Empowerment; Self Determination.. D1 - Pr 5, 8, 23 ; D2 - Pr 1, 2, 3, 4, 17; D3- Pr 8, 9, 10, 11, 15: D 4- Pr 1, 2, 3, 4; D 5 - Pr 8, 11, 12, 13, 15, 19.
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment100.00%
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Other Case Study or Project: 100% CA may consist of a written or presented paper, a literature review, a case study and a reflective section on themes, issues covered throughout the module.D1 - Pr 5, 8, 10, 11,; D2 - Pr 4, 5, 14, 15, 16, D3- Pr 1, 6, 7, 8, 9, D 4- Pr 1, 2, 3, 4; D 5 - Pr 7, 8, 11, 12, 13, 1,2,3,4 100.00 Sem 2 End
No Project
No Practical
No End of Module Formal Examination

SETU Carlow Campus reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture 12 Weeks per Stage 3.00
Independent Learning 15 Weeks per Stage 5.93
Total Hours 125.00

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CW_HHPSC_B Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Professional Social Care Practice 4 Mandatory
CW_HHSST_D Bachelor of Arts in Applied Social Studies 2 Mandatory
CW_HHPSC_D Bachelor of Arts in Professional Social Care Practice 4 Mandatory