Disability Studies, Major
- Western Sydney University Major Code: 0252
Previous Code: M1138.1
Available to students in other Western Sydney University Programs: Yes. Check that your program has the available credit points required to complete the subjects in this field of study. Any requisite requirements must also be met. Consult your Program Advisor for further advice.
Disability specialist expertise has become a growing area of demand in accordance with changing global policy and social service frameworks. Australia has followed these global trends, with the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) as the largest area of social policy reform since Medicare. This major develops students’ professional expertise, knowledge and skills to effectively adapt and apply international disability rights-based standards to their professional practice and respond to the competing demands of complex funding and service environments.
|Parramatta Campus - Victoria Road||Internal||Associate Professor Karen Soldatic|
Students must complete at least 30cp in subjects at level 3.
Students must complete the following compulsory subjects
|Autumn or Spring session|
|WELF 1012||Understanding Disability: Historical and Contemporary Frameworks||10|
|WELF 3023||Indigenous Disability and Inclusion||10|
|WELF 3022||Disability and Sexuality||10|
|WELF 3021||Disability Rights, Policy and Governance||10|
|Plus four subjects from the following pool||40|
|Health, Illness and Biomedicine: A Sociological Perspective|
|Mental Health in the Community|
|Families and Intimate Life|
|Professional Practice in Aged Care and Disability|
|Working with Cultural Differences|