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SOCI404 Special Topic

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Paper title Special Topic
Paper code SOCI404
Subject Sociology
EFTS 0.1667
Points 20 points
Teaching period Not offered in 2021 (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,154.90
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $4,801.79

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Eligibility
Suitable for Honours and other postgraduate students
Contact
sgsw@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff

To be advised when next offered

Textbooks

To be advised when next offered

Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
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Learning Outcomes

To be advised when next offered

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Timetable

Not offered in 2021

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Explores and critically analyses the intersection of neuro-disabilities like FASD, ADHD, and ASD within health, mental health, welfare and justice systems. Examines concepts of neuro-disability and neuro-diversity.

This paper has a theory and practice mix and is highly suited to human service and other professionals seeking to enhance their knowledge and skills in this growing area of research and practice. Understanding neuro-disabilities and neuro-diversity, notably, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, but also Autism and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, this paper provides a useful option for students taking either the Minor in Criminology or the DipGrad in Criminology, as well as Postgraduate level Social Work students and some allied health, medical or education professions.

Paper title Special Topic: Exploring Neuro-Diversity in Health, Welfare and Justice Systems
Paper code SOCI404
Subject Sociology
EFTS 0.1667
Points 20 points
Teaching period(s) Semester 2 (On campus)
Semester 2 (Distance learning)
Domestic Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for 2022 have not yet been set
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Prerequisite
54 300-level points
Eligibility
Suitable for Honours and other postgraduate students
Contact
sgsw@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff

Lecturer: Associate Professor Anita Gibbs

Paper Structure

Part One

  1. Introduction, key terms and definitions, key concepts and critical issues in the study of neuro-disability and neuro-diversity in social systems
  2. Prevalence, screening, assessment, diagnosis and categorization of neuro-disabilities/ neuro-diversity in social systems

  3. Key frameworks, models and concepts in understanding neuro-disability/ neuro-diversity

    • Critical disability studies, social model, disability rights/human rights, eco-systems, lived experiences, lifecourse

Part Two

  1. Neuro-disabilities/ neuro-diversity in health and mental health
  2. Neuro-disabilities/ neuro-diversity in welfare

  3. Neuro-disabilities/ neuro-diversity in Justice

  4. Neuro-disabilities/ neuro-diversity and the family/whānau

  5. Neuro-disabilities/ neuro-diversity and race, gender and intersectionality

  6. Neuro-disabilities/ neuro-diversity across the lifecourse and course conclusion

Teaching Arrangements

One 2-hour seminar and one tutorial per week.

Textbooks

Textbooks are not required for this paper.

Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes

At the completion of this paper, students will have:

  • Developed a broad knowledge of key frameworks, perspectives and concepts when studying neuro-disability and neuro-diversity, in health, welfare and justice systems.
  • Identified and understood the definitions and prevalence of neuro-disability and neuro-diversity, in health, welfare and justice systems.
  • Applied critical disability and critical reflective lenses to discourse and texts exploring neuro-disability and neuro-diversity, in health, welfare and justice systems.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of key issues facing individuals, children, young people, families, and whānau, as they manage living with a neuro-disability, and neuro-diversity.
  • Awareness of the range of interventions, strategies, and systems-wide practices that lead to successful outcomes for people managing and living with neuro-disabilities, and neuro-diversity.
  • Knowledge of key roles of, and challenges faced by, professionals working with people with neuro-disabilities, and neuro-diversity, in the health, welfare and justice systems, and how to implement best practice in research, policy and practice for people managing and living with neuro-disabilities, and neuro-diversity.
  • Communicated critical and theoretical ideas through analysis, written skills and oral presentation.

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Timetable

Semester 2

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 Thursday 16:00-17:50 28-34, 36-41

Semester 2

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught through Distance Learning
Learning management system
Blackboard