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This course critically explore controversies and dilemmas relating to four themes in Autism & Learning: causation and diagnosis; inclusive service provision; self-understanding and self-determination; relationships and sexuality. We critically explore current policy and legislation in relation to these topics in the light of current literature and research, making links to workplace provision and professional practice. We also draw on the Professional Enquiry course across the programme in order to deepen knowledge and understanding of enquiry methods, practice enquiry skills and undertake a small scale enquiry relating to one of the controversies and dilemmas listed above.
|Session||Second Sub Session||Credit Points||30 credits (15 ECTS credits)|
|Campus||Old Aberdeen||Sustained Study||No|
Topics will include controversies and dilemmas around:
- Causation and Diagnosis
- Autism and Inclusion
- Self-Understanding and Independence
- Relationships, Sexuality and Mental Health
Course participants must have a commitment to the inclusion of individuals with autism spectrum disorders and have access to an appropriate setting for the purpose of undertaking the assessment tasks and gaining practical experience.
· This is an interprofessional course for practitioners from Education, Health, Social Care and the Voluntary Sector.
· This is a ‘specialist’ course so all participants must have some knowledge and understanding of autism in order to undertake the courses
· All participants must have access to a workplace for the purposes of the assignments which are all workplace-based.
· All courses are ‘face-to-face’ delivery
· Course 1 is ‘core’ i.e. it must be completed before any of the other courses can be undertaken
· Course 3 can only be undertaken after completion of courses 1 and 2.
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
1st attempt: Formative assessment is an ongoing feature of
the course and will take place through discussions, group activities and
individual reflective and evaluative activities. Participants will also be
asked to keep a Professional Diary. Summative assessment will take the form of
one 8000-word assignment (written or mixed media) focused directly on workplace
applications. Resit: There will be one opportunity to re-submit assignments
that have been revised to take account of tutor feedback.
There are no assessments for this course.