2019/20 Taught Postgraduate Module Catalogue
SLSP5216M Social Policy, Politics and Disabled People
30 creditsClass Size: 20
Module manager: Dr Alison Sheldon
Taught: Semester 2 View Timetable
Year running 2019/20
This module is not approved as an Elective
ObjectivesTo provide students with a thorough insight into contemporary social policy for disabled people with regard to:
- health and social support services
- benefits and the built environment, housing
- transport and public amenities
- self help and disability politics.
Social policy and disabled people throughout the post 1945 period with particular emphasis on developments during the 1980s and 90s.
Subjects to be covered will include:
- 'special educational needs'
- legislation and employment
- disability benefits
- health and social support services for disabled people
- public amenities - housing, transport and public buildings
- self help, organisation and politics.
Particular attention will be paid to the implications for disabled people and society as a whole of the 1988 Social Security reforms and the 1990 National Health Service and Community Care legislation.
|Delivery type||Number||Length hours||Student hours|
|Private study hours||278.00|
|Total Contact hours||22.00|
|Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)||300.00|
Opportunities for Formative FeedbackParticipation in seminars
Methods of assessment
|Assessment type||Notes||% of formal assessment|
|Essay||1 x 6,000 word essay||100.00|
|Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)||100.00|
Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated
Reading listThe reading list is available from the Library website
Last updated: 21/12/2018
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