Disability And Social Work Practice
The dynamism in human physical, mental and cognitive, socio- cultural and environmental phenomena has made the study of disabilities (with social work and social Administration) indispensable. The course takes a deeper analysis of the nature, scope and forms of disabilities; causes and effects of disabilities; models of disabilities; interventions to disability management; and administration of services for Persons with Disability. The course insights the attitudes and beliefs communities hold about disabilities, policies, and works for protecting the rights of Persons with Disabilities among others.
The course is designed to show the role of social workers in the management and care for Persons with Disability, relationship between disabilities and social factors that impend on their lives (like; ostracism, contempt, insensitive social relations, disease, inaccessible structures and services).
COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES
It is expected that by the end of the course, students will be able;
- To explain and implement skills for preventing and managing disabilities.
- To identify concerns for persons living with disabilities (PWDs).
- Formulate and advocate for policies aimed at managing (primary, secondary and tertiary) levels of disability growth.