Understanding Disability

BHW603

This online health and wellbeing course provides you with an introduction to disability as a social process and presents an overview of principles for engaging with disabled people as fellow citizens.

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    Level
    6
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    Credits
    20
  •  
    Cost
    $863 NZ Domestic
    $1,896 NZ International
  •  
    EFTS
    0.1667
  • Teaching weeks 16 weeks
  • Workload Approximately 13 hours per week
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    Prerequisites Check entry and other requirements under the qualification you are studying

You will examine historical, cultural and social attitudes on disability and disabled people.

Issues relating to social attitude, stigma and labelling, integration and social roles will be covered.

The course will require you to examine how disability as a social process affects the person, their whānau/significant others, and the community.

You will examine your own attitudes to disabled people, explore how personal and societal attitudes are formed, and how they can be challenged and changed.

For more information watch the course introduction video below.

 

Students who successfully complete this online course will be able to:

  • Explain how historical and cultural attitudes and ideologies have influenced contemporary understandings of disability as a social process, and disabled people.
  • Reflect on how personal perceptions and attitudes in relation to disability and disabled people are formed and impact on themselves and the lived experience of disability.
  • Compare and contrast the diverse voices and stories of disabled people and their families/whanau and explain the importance of these narratives in relation to human rights and social change.

Assessment

This course is 100% internally assessed.

Textbooks

No textbooks are required for this course.

Computer and internet requirements

To complete this course you will need access to a laptop or desktop computer, reliable broadband internet connection and a data plan able to support online learning such as streaming of videos (including YouTube), downloading content, and writing and submitting online assessments. If you are unsure if your current computer or internet access allows you to complete your online learning with us, please contact us before applying to enrol.

How to enrol

Before enrolling in this course you need to:

  • choose the qualification you will study the course under
  • check the order that courses in the qualification should be studied in the Qualification Structure table. This is in the Choose courses and apply tab on the qualification page.

Work towards

You can do this course as part of these qualifications:

Bachelor's Degree
Graduate Diploma

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  •  
    Level
    6
  •  
    Credits
    20
  •  
    Cost
    $863 NZ Domestic
    $1,896 NZ International
  •  
    EFTS
    0.1667
  • Teaching weeks 16 weeks
  • Workload Approximately 13 hours per week
  •  
    Prerequisites Check entry and other requirements under the qualification you are studying