People, Community and Disability
Queensland University of Technology
Area of Study
Behavioral Science, Human Development, Public Health, Social Work
Taught In English
Basic understanding of human development and behaviour is assumed knowledge.
Course Level Recommendations
ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3 - 4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4 - 6
Hours & Credits
OverviewSocial work and human service practitioners must have the relevant professional knowledge and skills to understand the impact of disability issues experienced by people, their family and carers and encountered in the community. The experience of disability can universally impact on people of any age or culture at any point during life course transition. This unit provides foundational knowledge and skills required to enable effective responses to disability issues. It also introduces challenging social and cultural constructions located in local, national and international community contexts.Learning Outcomes1. Demonstrate knowledge of concepts of disability and impairment;2. Understand international, national and community perceptions of disability;3. Explore the experience of individuals, families and carers living with a disability; and4. Demonstrate knowledge and breadth of the disability service delivery system and the skill-set required for professional practice.
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.
Some courses may require additional fees.
Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.