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DIS1103 Introduction to Disability
Credit Points: 15

This unit explores what itís like to have a disability. It provides an introduction to the concepts of impairment, disability and handicap. It provides information about a range of disabilities and aims to personalise information by investigating the life experiences of people with disabilities. The unit gives students an opportunity to discuss their own views and experience with disability issues and the way societies respond to challenges associated with disabilities.

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This Unit is part of the following Courses / Unit Sets
MIDISDisability Minor
MIAAEJDisability Minor
MADISDisability Studies Major
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: 31/03/2010 VET: 31/03/2010