Course Overview

This module will explore the historical emergence of current ways of understanding disability, examining disability as a social issue rather than as a personal trouble. Students will relate disability to themes including equality, equal opportunities and discrimination, contrasting these with traditional individualising approaches. Students will explore power relations, the ways in which these have been experienced by disabled people, and ways in which these are addressed in new narratives on disabling history.

Please note all stand alone modules run depending on sufficient numbers.

 

 

 

Applications and Selections

Who Teaches this Course

Requirements and Assessment

Key Facts

Entry Requirements

Applicants must:

  • Be a registered nurse on the Register maintained by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland.

OR

  • Be registered on the appropriate allied health professional Register 
    (for those required to register with a professional body)

AND
Be currently employed in healthcare or social care either in: clinical or social care practice/management/ research /education. Some modules may only be undertaken while working in a specific discipline related area such as nursing. This is specified in modules descriptions.

Applicants will normally have gained a primary degree (health science/studies or social science/studies related) level 8 or evidence of equivalent academic credits. Students who do not have the aforementioned will be required to compile a portfolio to provide evidence of their ability to study at postgraduate level.

  • International students will require a degree of fluency in the English language. An overall score of 7 in the IELTS Academic Test is required.

Additional Requirements

Duration

One Semester (Sept-Dec)

Next start date

September 2020

A Level Grades ()

Average intake

15

Closing Date
NFQ level

Level 9

Mode of study

Blended Learning: Lectures are delivered via live broadcasts for one hour per week in the evenings. Students may virtually attend these broadcasts and interact with the lecturer. These sessions are recorded and made available to students.


Students participate in three Discussion forums and complete three e-tivities throughout the semester. 
Students also attend one seminar day per semester.

ECTS weighting

10

Award

Stand Alone Module: Historical Perspectives in Disability Studies

CAO

Course code

Course Outline

Online Induction Days begining the week Monday 14th September 2020.

Students participate in three Discussion forums and complete three e-tivities throughout the semester.  

Students also attend one day on campus:
Saturday 7th November 2020 - Seminar Day 

Why Choose This Course?

Career Opportunities

Who’s Suited to This Course

The Department of Nursing, Health Sciences and Disability Studies delivers a number of stand alone modules which address issues of interest to all health and social care professionals. Credits attained can be accumulated over a 2-3-year timeframe and put towards a Postgraduate Diploma in Health Sciences (Nursing/ Professional Studies). The modules are delivered in a flexible manner to accommodate the learning requirements of busy healthcare professionals. Alternatively, those who opt not to be assessed in the module receive a certificate of attendance.

Please note all stand alone modules run depending on sufficient numbers.

Learning Outcomes

 

Work Placement

Study Abroad

Related Student Organisations

Course Fees

Fees: EU

€800 (2020/2021)

Fees: Tuition

Fees: Student levy

Fees: Non EU

 

Fees can be paid securely through our Online Payment Facility

 

Find out More

Susan Carton
Module Co-ordinator
T: 087 2370329
E: scarton@stangelas.nuigalway.ie

Kelly Baker
Postgraduate Administrator 
Department of Nursing, Health Sciences and Disability Studies
St. Angela's College,
Clogherevagh, Lough Gill
Co Sligo, F91 C634

T: 071-9135612
E: kbaker@stangelas.nuigalway.ie 

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