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  • Objectives
    The course is intended to provide professional knowledge and development of expertise in many areas of disability.Learning outcomesStudents completing this course should be expected to be able to: * broaden the professional opportunities for graduates and assist them in becoming knowledgeable, effective and respected professionals in their chosen field; * prepare graduates with advanced skills and specialised knowledge that can be applied to support the participation and contribution of people with diverse needs within their local communities; * provide an effective pathway for students who wish to specialise in a specific area of disability; * prepare graduates who will be able to provide the leadership necessary to positively influence the delivery of quality services for people with diverse needs.
  • Entry requirements
    Applicants must normally hold an approved three-year bachelor degree in a relevant field or equivalent qualification from an approved tertiary institution and have had at least two years' work experience in disability service provision.
  • Academic Title
    Master of Disability Studies
  • Course description
    The Master of Disability Studies is a 72-unit program, comprising coursework and an optional coursework project or research component. The course is offered by the Faculty of Health Sciences on a Commonwealth Supported basis.

    Credit of up to 48 units may be granted for approved prior studies and work experience. See Credit and Program of study below for details.

    Given the related pathways of coursework graduate study in Disability Studies, students enrolled in the Master of Disability Studies may choose, after completing the appropriate units of study, to exit with the Graduate Certificate in Disability Studies.

    CREDIT

    Applicants holding an approved four-year degree may be granted up to 36 units of credit. Applicants may be granted up to 18 units for approved, relevant work experience. The maximum credit which will be granted for any combination of approved four-year degree and approved, relevant work experience will be 48 units. Applicants holding an approved graduate certificate in a related field will be granted 18 units of credit (but with a maximum of 12 units if a research project is taken).

    PROGRAM OF STUDY [December, 2008]

    To qualify for the Master of Disability Studies a student must complete 72 units with a grade of P or NGP or better in each topic.

    The award of a grade of Fail (F) in the same topic on more than one occasion may constitute prima facie evidence of unsatisfactory progress for the purposes of the University's Policy on Student Progress.

    The coursework topics shall be selected, in consultation with the program approver or course coordinator, from the following list or from any other approved masters program offered by the University or another tertiary institution.

    DSRS9019
        

    Communication Difficulties*
        

    6

    DSRS9028
        

    Rehabilitation and Learning Following Acquired Brain Injury
        

    6

    DSRS9030A
        

    Dissertation in Disability Studies*
        

    18

    DSRS9030B
        

    Dissertation in Disability Studies*
        

    9

    DSRS9030B
        

    Dissertation in Disability Studies*
        

    9

    DSRS9031
        

    Design and Evaluation of Disability Programs
        

    6

    DSRS9032
        

    Current Issues in Disability Studies (Advanced)*
        

    6

    DSRS9034
        

    Advanced Practicum in Disability Studies
        

    6

    DSRS9035
        

    Directed Study in Disabilities*
        

    6

    DSRS9042
        

    Thesis Disability Studies
        

    24

    DSRS9045
        

    Coursework Project in Disability/Rehabilitation Studies*
        

    12

    DSRS9046
        

    Legal, Ethical and Administrative Dimensions of Disability Studies
        

    6

    DSRS9047
        

    Disability: Individual, Family and Societial Perspectives
        

    6

    DSRS9048
        

    Leadership in Disability Studies
        

    6

    DSRS9803
        

    Professional Practicum
        

    18

    EDSP9006
        

    Intellectual Disability*
        

    6

    EDSP9008
        

    Management of Physical and Multiple Disabilities*
        

    6

    EDSP9016
        

    Transition from School to Adult Life for Students with Disabilities
        

    6

    EDSP9021
        

    Autism Spectrum Disorder: Theory and Practice
        

    6

    EDSP9044
        

    Technology and Disability
        

    6

    Students can also select relevant topics offered by the School of Education, for example:

    EDSP9007
        

    Theories of Behaviour Management*
        

    6

    EDSP9010
        

    Studies in Vision Impairment 1*
        

    6

    EDSP9011
        

    Studies in Vision Impairment 2*
        

    6

    Research topics are available as follows:

    PHCA8007
        

    Research in Primary Health Care*
        

    6

    EDES9018
        

    Research Design and Evaluation
        

    6

    * Topics available distance education mode.

    Not all topics are necessarily available in a given year. Enquiries should be made to the course coordinator.

    Except with permission of the Faculty Board the program must be completed full-time within four consecutive semesters or the equivalent part-time. These periods will be reduced pro rata if credit is granted.

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