Disability Studies, Minor

  • Western Sydney University Minor Code: 0252

Previous Code: SM1146.1

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. Through this minor, students will develop their knowledge of disability: its history to contemporary times, disability rights, policy and governance, with a specialist focus on Indigenous Disability inclusion and mental health in the broader community.

Campus Mode Advice
Parramatta Campus - Victoria Road Internal Associate Professor Karen Soldatic

Minor Structure

Students must complete the following four subjects

Subject Title Credit Points
Autumn session
BEHV 2008Mental Health in the Community10
Autumn or Spring session
WELF 1012Understanding Disability: Historical and Contemporary Frameworks10
WELF 3023Indigenous Disability and Inclusion10
WELF 3021Disability Rights, Policy and Governance10
Total Credit Points40

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