ACE

AD1010: Policy and Practice

Credit Weighting: 5
No. of Students: Min 20, Max 35.
Pre-requisite(s): None
Co-requisite(s): None
Teaching Period(s): Semesters 1 or 2 or 3. (semester details for this module will be confirmed at the start of the programme).
Teaching Methods: 6 x 3hr(s) Lectures; 3 x 1hr(s) Tutorials; 76hr(s) Directed Study
Module Co-ordinator: Dr Séamus O Tuama, Centre for Adult Continuing Education.
Lecturer(s): Staff, Centre for Adult Continuing Education.
Module Objective: To consider relevant policies on disability and autism; how they translate into practice and the practical implications for the individual.
Module Content: Overview of relevant legislation and policies; best practice guidelines; models of service; monitoring practice, policy and standards.
Learning Outcome: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
  • Discuss the relevant legislation and policies pertinent to individuals with autism
  • Reflect on models of service
  • Examine current best practice guidelines
  • Consider the importance of monitoring of good practice
  • Debate how policies and practices impact on the quality of life of a person with autism and their circle of support.
  • Debate the role of statutory, voluntary and community organisations.
Assessment: Total Marks 100: Continuous Assessment 100 marks (1,500 word legislation or policy case study).
Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment.
Penalties (for late submission of course/project work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.
Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40%.
End of Year Written Examination Profile: No Formal Written Examination.
Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (as prescribed by the Module Coordinator).

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