AD2861: Disability and Daily Living

Credit Weighting: 10
No. of Students: Min 20, Max 40.
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: 9 x 3hr(s) Lectures; 9 x 1hr(s) Tutorials; 8hr(s) Fieldwork; 4hr(s) Other (oral presentations); 144hr(s) Other (self directed learning)
Module Co-ordinator: Dr Séamus O Tuama, Centre for Adult Continuing Education.
Lecturer(s): Staff, Centre for Adult Continuing Education.
Module Objective: To identify and critically examine key principles, services, supports and interventions contributing to quality of life and daily living of people with disabilities. To review the discourses within the field of disability and their potential positive/negative impact(s) on people's lives. With input from service providers, evaluate interventions and supports which strive to enhance quality of life for people with disabilities.
Module Content: Concept of daily living, stakeholder perspectives, nature of power, the role of services, policy/legislative trends, and interventions/supports available towards supporting quality of life and daily living.
Learning Outcome: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
  • Define the concept of daily living.
  • Analyze the concept of power in the field of disability across the circle of support and across a range of stakeholders (understand what is meant by service centred versus person centred).
  • Identify the role of disability agencies and support services across the lifespan.
  • Discuss key policy/legislation impacting on daily living for people with disabilities and reflect on positive and negative aspects associated with this.
  • Assess the role of advocacy in supporting people's independence and interdependence.
  • Evaluate interventions and supports to enhance quality of life and develop daily living skills.
Assessment: Total Marks 200: Continuous Assessment 200 marks (2,000 word Journal of learning, 100 marks; Poster Project, 50 marks; Poster presentation, 50 marks).
Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment.
Penalties (for late submission of course/project work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 5% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 10% 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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