UPCOMING EVENTS

Nossal Short Course 'Disability and International Development' Mon, 26th Sep 2016 at 8:30 am
Address: Level 4, 161 Barry St Carlton VIC 3010



SUBJECT CODE:

POPH90088

SUBJECT COORDINATOR:

Ms Alex Devine

MODE:

Block

VENUE:

Parkville campus

CONTACT HOURS:

Thirty hours over 5 days. Students are expected to commit a further 60 hours in self directed learning

DATES:

26-30 September 2016

PREREQUISITES:

None


DESCRIPTION:

This subject is an introduction to the issues and paradigms which influence and shape development responses to disability
in low-income settings. Using examples of disability-inclusive development practices from around the world, students will
gain an understanding of how the rights-based approach and UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities can
be operationalised to develop, plan and implement disability specific and inclusive development interventions.

SUBJECT OBJECTIVES:

On completion of this subject, students should be able to:

• Demonstrate an understanding of how different theoretical approaches shape the definition and measurement of disability;

• Understand the rights-based approach and the importance of participation and leadership of people with disabilities in development activities;

• Demonstrate an understanding of the principles and practices of disability inclusive development;

• Effectively communicate issues related to equity, access, advocacy and prevention;

• Apply international and national frameworks to advocate for inclusion;

• Demonstrate skills in designing disability-specific and disability-inclusive development activities, demonstrating an understanding of the issues of accessibility, capacity development and sustainability;

• Critique major approaches to disability service provision in resource poor settings, including Community Based Rehabilitation and Inclusive Education

ASSESSMENT:

One take home examination on the last day of the subject (30%); one 3,000-word written assignment due five weeks after the last teaching day of the subject (60%); group participation (10%)

PRESCRIBED TEXT:

A set of readings will be available prior to the subject commencing.

COMMENTS:

This subject is an elective in the Master of Public Health.

For more information, please contact:

Program Officer - International Health Education and Learning Tel: +613 8344 0912

Email: ni-edinfo@unimelb.edu.au

Website: www.ni.unimelb.edu.au