SS1845: Disability and the Law
|No. of Students:||Min 15, Max 20.|
|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:||3 x 6hr(s) Lectures (day sessions); 2 x 3hr(s) Tutorials; 80hr(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:||This module examines all relevant pieces of Irish and International legislation which aim to protect the rights of people with disabilities. Recent legal developments concerning the rights of people with disabilities will be outlined.|
This module focuses on various aspects of Disability and the Law from a human rights perspective, including areas such as the recently ratified UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities 2006. Irish legislation governing the rights of persons with disabilities will also be addressed, including the Employment Equality Acts 1998-2011, the Equal Status Acts 2000-2012, the Mental Health Act 2001, the Education for Persons with Special Needs Act 2004, and the Disability Act 2005. Students will also consider the legal standing on supported decision-making theory and its practice in Irish Constitutional Law as well as Irish policy in this area.
Teaching links to Sustainable Development Goals 4, 10, 11 and 16.
On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
|Assessment:||Total Marks 100: Continuous Assessment 100 marks (1 x 1,500 word Case Study, 75 marks; 1 x 500 word Reflective Learning Statement, 25 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:||The mark for Continuous Assessment is carried forward (repeat assessment will apply only in the event of failure to achieve the 40% module pass standard overall and will be as prescribed by the module coordinator).|