Critical Issues-Developmental Disability (GSDD5001)

UNIT OF STUDY

As potential leaders in the field of developmental disability, students undertaking this unit will develop a framework for considering the major concepts in the field from a variety of viewpoints. This unit forms a conceptual underpinning for the Developmental Disability course and introduces students to basic concepts such as models of disability, language and disability, classification, aetiology, and models of intervention. The unit takes a life-span approach and deals with topics from birth and diagnosis to end of life, with a focus on key transitions at different life stages. Also covered are historical developments, biopsychosocial aspects, (including family issues), and legal issues such as guardianship.

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Classes

Web-based learning: no on-campus attendance required

Assessment

participation in online discussion groups (20%), assignment 1 (30%), assignment 2 - case study and analysis (50%)

Faculty/department permission required?

No

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If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.

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