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DIS3106 Contemporary Issues in Disability
Credit Points: 15

This unit offers students the opportunity to discuss and examine current issues surrounding disability, disability services and the lives of people with disabilities in our communities. It provides challenges in reflecting upon, and critically analysing the current service systems for people with disabilities, and looks at the benefits and deficiencies in services and current values which affect the lives of people with disabilities and indeed our whole society. Issues surrounding respite, advocacy and lobbying, accommodation, employment, and avocational activities, and issues of inclusion in education and the community are examined. The complexities and sensitivities surrounding safeguarding and vulnerability, guardianship and administration, sexuality and parenting with a disability issues are also explored.

This Unit is part of the following Courses / Unit Sets
MIDISDisability Minor
MADISDisability Major
R44Professional Certificate in Disability Studies
DMAAADPsychology and Disability Studies Double Major
Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005)
For the purposes of considering a request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005), inherent requirements for this subject are articulated in the Unit Description, Learning Outcomes, Graduate Attributes and Assessment Requirements of this entry. The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the support for students with disabilities or medical conditions can be found at the Student Equity, Diversity and Disability Service website:

Last Updated - Higher Education: 30/09/2006 VET: 30/09/2006