CARE08056 2016 Disability Studies
This module explores the concept of disability as it is understood in attitudes and values, together with the consideration of the equal status and right of people with disabilities. A strong emphasis is placed on the role of advocacy, person-centered planning, promoting and supporting independence. Current debates in the disability sector along with safeguarding policy, Protected Disclosure Act, Trust in Care and ethical and professional practice are integral to this module.
This module maps to the CORU Standards of Proficiency below:
• Domain 1: Professional Autonomy and Accountability
• Domain 2: Communication, Collaborative Practice and Team working
• Domain 3: Safety & Quality
• Domain 4: Professional Development
• Domain 5: Professional Knowledge and Skills
On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;
Critique the disability discourse from an equality perspective, with an understanding of its development trajectory. (Domain 1.9, 2.12, 3.6, 5.1, 5.3, 5.5, 5.6, 5.14, 5.15)
Demonstrate ability to research and present information on a pertinent document/legislation to colleagues. (Domain 1.1, 1.9, 1.11, 1.21, 1.22, 1.23; 2.2, 2.6, 2.16; 3.6; 4.4; 5.3, 5.15, 5.16, 5.19).
Identify, through field research, current challenges in the disability sector for service users, staff and management. (Domain 1.9, 2.12, 3.6, 5.1, 5.3, 5.5, 5.6, 5.14, 5.15)
Evaluate the relationship between theory and practise in relation to equality and inclusion in the field of disability (Domain 1.9, 2.12, 3.6, 5.1, 5.3, 5.5, 5.6, 5.14, 5.15)
Teaching and Learning Strategies
Lectures, Tutorials, visiting practitioners, advocates, and service users.
Attendance at lectures and tutorials will be monitored.
Module Assessment Strategies
Group Presentation 50%. working in groups of 3 - 4 students will evaluate a current document or disability legislation and present it to colleagues in a peer learning event. Learning outcome 1, 2,4
Individual assignment 50% A written essay, incorporating field research, on the current debates /challenges in the disability sector in Ireland. Learning outcome 1,4
This modules assessment allows for assessment of CORU Standards of Proficiency as follows:
Presentation (Domain 1.1, 1.9, 1.11, 1.21, 1.22, 1.23, 2.2, 2.6, 2.16, 3.6, 4.4, 5.3,5.15, 5.16, 5.19).
Research essay (Domain 1.9, 2.12, 3.6, 5.1, 5.3, 5.5, 5.6, 5.14, 5.15)
Study of Disability movement and current discourse. The background to the disability movement will be looked at from a historical, sociological, ethical and political aspect.
Current issues will be examined with this backdrop and looking to future developments in advocacy, education, employment, health, leisure and recreation, relationships, gender, and sexuality.
Particular attention will be paid to the living arrangements of people with disability within this period of change from congregate settings to independent or smaller units.
Coursework & Assessment Breakdown
|Title||Type||Form||Percent||Week||Learning Outcomes Assessed|
|1||Peer Learning Presentation||Continuous Assessment||Assignment||50 %||Week 10||2|
|2||Written Asssignment||Continuous Assessment||Assignment||50 %||Week 12||1,3,4|
Full Time Mode Workload
Required & Recommended Book List
2013 Applied Social Care Gill and Macmillan
An Introduction for Students in Ireland
2005 Disabilty Act Government Publications
2004 Equality Act Gov. Publications
2004 National Disability Strategy Gov. Publications
2007 Citizens Information Act Gov. Pub.
2009 National Quality Standards: residential services for people with disabilities HIAQ
2011 Time to Move from Congregrated Settings: A strategy for community Inclusion HSE
2012 New Directions. Review of HSE day services and Implementation Plan 2012-2016 HSE
2013 Value for Money and Policy Review of Disability Services in Ireland. National Implementaiton Framework Dept. of Health
2012 Assisted Decision Making (Capacity ) Bill Gov. Pub
2013 Intimacy and Sexual Relationships - Guidance for Designated Centres HIAQ
2009 Friendships and taboos - Research on Sexual Health Promotioin for People with Mild to Moderate Intellectual Disabilities in the 18-25 age range HSE
2005 Trust in Care HSE
2014 Safeguarding Vulnerable Person at Risk of Abuse. HSE
National Policy and Procedures
2007 United National Conventiion on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities UNCRPD
2008 Dispersed or Clustered Housing for disabled adults. a systematic review unknown
2012 Moving Ahead Trinity College Dublin
Mapping the National Disability Policy Landscape
As new reports/legislation are publised these will be incorporated into the module