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Blackburn College

Disability Studies (with Inclusive Practice) (Top up)

UCAS Code: L340

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

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Course option

1.0year

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Disability studies

Our BA (Hons) Disability Studies with Inclusive Practice Honours Top Up degree is for those students who have successfully completed the FdA Disability Studies with Inclusive Practice from University Centre at Blackburn College and who now wish to study at honours level. The top-up degree offer opportunities for students to increase your knowledge and understanding of the key messages inherent in current Government policy within the area of social care and education. This will help graduates to empower service users in order to bring about change and also encourage a graduate workforce that is fit for sector demand.

Modules

Here at the University Centre at Blackburn College we offer a comprehensive approach to exploring disablement from birth to death. Our team believes that this lifespan approach better enables you to contemplate the barriers and opportunities open to disabled people when partaking in society. This is pertinent when considering rights based approach to disability as societal attitudes and responses to perceived ‘deficit’ can and do have far reaching consequences for disabled people. At present all other undergraduate courses relating to Disability Studies focus on either Education or Nursing.

In opting to continue on this final top-up year, you will be at the forefront of contemporary debates surrounding practice and provision for disabled people. This can open the door to numerous employment opportunities such as teaching in primary or tertiary education, policy development, equality and diversity, human resources, management opportunities within relevant settings such as care and charities etc.

All students take a total of 120 credits per level.

Level 6 Modules (all modules are mandatory) include:
?Disability and Identity
?International Perspectives of Disability and Difference
?A Society Fit for All
?Professionalism and Inclusive Practice
?Dissertation

Assessment methods

One of the major strengths of the programme is out inclusive approach to assessment. Within all modules a choice of assessment is available and you will be able to choose which method of assessment you prefer depending on the module or subject matter being covered. Across the whole programme you will still experience a range of assessment methods including both verbal and written elements to ensure full exposure to a range of assessment techniques and to encourage a thorough understanding of the subject.

Each module is formally assessed through, for example, examination, open-book test, individual and group presentation, essay, observation of practice, assessment of course work e.g. art portfolio, written report, reflective practice and portfolios of evidence. This formal assessment will count towards your module mark and feedback is usually given within 3 weeks following the submission of your formal submission of work.

Additionally, some lecturers will provide informal feedback, for example, following an examination they may choose to work through the exam paper in a tutorial. It should be noted that feedback is part of the ongoing learning cycle which is not limited to written feedback. Other forms of feedback include one-to-one meetings with a personal tutor, dissertation and project supervision meetings, a lecturer responding to learner questions or responses during topic or situation discussions.

Feedback is intended to help you learn and you are encouraged to discuss it with your module tutor.

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Blackburn College

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