|Short Description:||Disability Theory and Concepts|
|Faculty or Section :||Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences|
|School or Department :||School of Health and Wellbeing|
|Student contribution band :||Band 1|
|ASCED code :||090509 - Care for the Disabled|
|Grading basis :||Graded|
Whether the subject of curiosity, pity, exaltation, revulsion or strategic disregard, people with disabilities and notions of disability serve to illustrate not only the `parameters' of human existence but how 'disability' may be problematised as a social construction and an important source of subjective expression. In this course, disability and ageing is examined from a sociological perspective in order to develop knowledge and awareness of attitudes, the need for advocacy and grief and loss. When working with people with disability or the older person it is important to understand how people live their lives according to perceptions of health, rehabilitation, infirmity and spiritual transcendence. This course will provide a framework for understanding disabilities and ageing and age and disability-related issues within societal contexts.