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Aim: To equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence in the models and types of disabilities and the legal and social structures and services in place to accommodate disabilities at national and community level and in the workplace.
Participant Profile: Course is suitable for those who require a formal qualification and skills to work in a healthcare setting.
Duration: 6 days or equivalent contact delivery days in a classroom setting. Learners will be required to complete work outside of class time.
Status: Minor component
Credit Value: 15 credits toward a relevant other component on a Health/Childcare award
Some of the learning outcomes include:
- Explore various definitions of disability, to include definitions outlined in Irish legislation
- Describe the various classifications of disability
- Outline the models of disability which provide theoretical underpinnings of disability studies, to include the medical model, the social model and the World Health Organisation’s International Classification of Functioning and Disability (ICF)
- Identify different types of disabilities, to include physical disability, learning disability, specific learning difficulties (SPLDs), mental illness, sensorial disabilities specifically visual impairment, hearing loss and speech difficulties and specific condition including diabetes and epilepsy, explaining how these impact on the individual’s quality of life
- Outline strategies to minimise the difficulties that specific disabilities may cause for individuals
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