This subject introduces students to social and welfare elements of disability. It will allow students to develop knowledge of how social processes contribute to the marginalisation of people with disabilities. It looks at the main models of disability and encourages the student to develop a critical analysis of the models and a conception of disability beyond the models. It also looks at policy and program development, examines philosophical change, legal frameworks and critical concepts in the disability field. It also examines institutional factors which mediate disability, notably the emergence of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).
School of Humanities and Social Sciences
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The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: August 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.