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
The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of WEL217 in Session 2 2019. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated and can also differ to suit the mode of study (online or on campus).
The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: July 2020. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.