Short Title:Understanding Disability
Full Title:Understanding Disability
Module Code:DISA H1001
Credits: 5
Field of Study:Basic / broad general programmes*
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Module Description:To enable the student to appreciate the range of disabilities that exist. To familiarise the student with the supports available to those with specific needs.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Evaluate definitions and perceptions of health, disability, illness and behaviour.
LO2 Describe the services and resources available to individuals with specific needs in Ireland.
LO3 Explain supports and intervention strategies available to support individuals with specific needs.
LO4 Investigate strategies for dealing with individuals with challenging behaviour

Module Content & Assessment

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Project No Description 1,3 50.00 Sem 1 End
Continuous Assessment n/a 2,4 50.00 n/a
No End of Module Formal Examination

TU Dublin – Tallaght Campus reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture No Description 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Independent Learning Time No Description 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 6.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
This module has no Part Time workload.

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Walmsley J & Johnson K 2003, Inclusive Research with People with Peple with Learning Disabilities, Jessica Kingsley
  • Lewis P 2005, Achieving Best Behaviour in Children with Developmental Disabilities: A step by step workbook for parents and carers, Jessica Kingsley
  • Cambridge P &Carnaby S 2005, Person Centred planning and Case Management with People with learning Disabilities, Jessica Kingsley
  • Creedon A 2007, The Challenges faced by Parents of Autistic Children in Ireland, Cork Institute of Technology
  • Pritchard J 2001, Good Practice with Vulnerable Adults, Jessica Kingsley
  • Dr. Susan McGaw 2000, What works for parents with learning disabilities, Bernardos UK
  • Parents Future Planning Group 2000, What do I do Now?, Department of Health (Health Promotion Unit)
  • Harris j. 2005, Intellectual Disability: Understanding its Development, Causes, Classification, Evaluation & Treatment (Developmental Perspectives in Psychiatry), Amazon
  • Michael Oliver 2009, Understanding disability, 2nd Ed., Palgrave Macmillan [ISBN: 978-0230220287]
  • edited by John Swain... [et al.] 2004, Disabling barriers, enabling environments, SAGE London [ISBN: 978-0761942658]
  • edited by Jeanette Thompson, Jackie Kilbane and Helen Sanderson 2007, Person centred practice for professionals, Open University Press [ISBN: 978-0335221950]
  • Suzanne Quin (Editor), Bairbre Redmond (Editor), Disability and Social Policy in Ireland, UCD Press Dublin [ISBN: 978-1900621939]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
This module does not have any other resources

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
TA_HSOCA_B Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Social Care Practice 1 Mandatory