Responding to Disability and Ageing
Challenge what you know about people who are ageing or have a disability. Pick apart traditional concepts and seek alternative perspectives. Think about what disability and ageing mean to the individual and community and reflect on your experiences.
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- 29 Jun 2020
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Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to:
- identify the traditional concepts of disability and ageing and consider alternative theoretical perspectives;
- comprehend and reflect on the personal experience of disability and ageing;
- demonstrate an understanding of person centred care of people who are ageing and/or have a disability;
- demonstrate an understanding of the organisational context that informs practice with people who are ageing and/or have a disability; and
- describe the divergence and convergence that occur between the concepts of ageing and disability.
- Topics will be available to enrolled students in the subjects Learning Management System site approximately one week prior to the commencement of the teaching period.
In order to enrol in this subject, you must be accepted into one of the following degrees:
- EquipmentDetails - Headphones or speakers (required to listen to lectures and other media) Headset, including microphone (highly recommended) Webcam (may be required for participation in virtual classrooms and/or media presentations).
- SoftwareDetails - Please refer students to link for requirements: For additional information please visit UNE Hardware Requirements: https://www.une.edu.au/current-students/support/it-services/hardware It is essential for students to have reliable internet access in order to participate in and complete your units, regardless of whether they contain an on campus attendance or intensive school component.
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Textbook information is not available until approximately 8 weeks prior to the commencement of the Teaching period.
Students are expected to purchase prescribed material.
Textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.
This unit presents students with the foundational theoretical frameworks needed to analyse and critique commonly held assumptions and perceptions about disability and ageing. Students will also develop their reflective skills and in so doing be able to comprehend what disability and/or ageing might mean for an individual, group and community. Students apply a social lense and a person centred framework to their practice, within a given organisational context.
Assessment 1: 2000 words; Essay; Relates to Learning Outcomes: 1, 3, 4 Assessment 2: 2000 words; Essay; Relates to Learning Outcomes: 1-5
- Assessment 1 (50%)
- Assessment 2 (50%)
Check the learning management system (LMS) of your university for textbook details.