PSY40640 Advanced Disability Studies

Academic Year 2022/2023

This module provides an advanced perspective on cross-cutting and topical issues in disability. Students are encouraged to reflect on models of disability, measurement of disability, intersectionality and disability, leadership within the disability sector and the lived experience of disability. This module is supported by guest lecturers with expertise by experience and profession.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of this module students will have acquired the following knowledge:
1. Ability to critically appraise theoretical, diagnostic and administrative definitions of disability.
2. Evaluate models of disability and their contribution in shaping supports for people with disabilities.
3. Understanding of specific physical, sensory, intellectual and developmental disability and ability to critically assess appropriate supports for individuals who have these disabilities.
4. Ability to use insights from the module to identify and reflect on the issues evident when supporting individuals with disability.

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours


Specified Learning Activities


Autonomous Student Learning




Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
Lectures, peer & group work, reflective learning, active learning 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations
Learning Requirements:

Where taken as part of MSc in Disability students are required to comply with module requirements for this programme.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Not applicable to this module.
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Attendance: Attendance and participation Throughout the Trimester n/a Alternative linear conversion grade scale 40% No


Assignment: End of year assignment Coursework (End of Trimester) n/a Standard conversion grade scale 40% No


Assignment: Mid-term assignment Unspecified n/a Standard conversion grade scale 40% No


Carry forward of passed components
Resit In Terminal Exam
Spring No
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
• Group/class feedback, post-assessment

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