Historical Perspective in Disability Sciences - Nursing Health Sciences & Disability Studies
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.
Who's Suited to This Course
The School 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.
Be a registered nurse on the Register maintained by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland.
Be registered on the appropriate allied health professional Register (for those required to register with a professional body)
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.
27th May 2022
Late applicants may be considered.
One Semester (Sept-Dec)
Online Induction Dates: 14th - 16th September 2022
Module Introduction: 17th September 2022
Lectures run for 12 weeks beginning 19th September 2022
Seminar Day: November (date to be confirmed)