MSc Rehabilitation & Disability Studies
Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 90)
The purpose of the MSc in Rehabilitation and Disability Studies is to deliver an advanced qualification to those working and/or volunteering in the disability field. The principle philosophy of the programme is to empower people with disabilities to become fully included members of society. The programme encourages students to develop a deep appreciation and understanding of legislation, policy and person-centred evidence-based practice. Promoting an interactive learning environment, students engage with academics, practitioners working in the disability field, and people with lived experience of disability. The MSc content is continuously updated to reflect developments in the field. Teaching approaches are varied and include expert tuition, small group interaction, peer support, and autonomous student learning. A range of assessment methods is used including essays, presentations, group-based work, and critical reflections.
- Draws on international best practice and research
- Designed in cooperation with the disability and research sectors
- Develops your capacity to provide professional supports to persons with disabilities.
-Demonstrate proficiency in post-graduate academic skills such as academic writing, critical thinking and reflection.
-Appreciate the contribution of models of disability to historical, current and future delivery of disability support services.
-Demonstrate an integrated knowledge and understanding of research evidence and apply critically in support of one's argument.
-Integrate knowledge and understanding of the role of legislation and policy across the national and international field of disability.
-Apply organisational change and core management concepts within health and social care organisations.
-Develop and critique education and training programmes within the state Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI) national framework.
-Develop and critique individual plans for persons with disability.
-Promote the application of evidence-based practice and policy throughout the disability sector.