Disability Studies

Unit set code: EMIDST | Study level: Undergraduate | Unit set type: Discipline Minor
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The disability minor stream provides students with an opportunity to develop an appreciation of ‘other bodied’ people. This sequence of units is valid for developing insight into working with people with special needs. Students engaging with the content of these units will also develop as reflective educators and recognise when individuals are at risk of exclusion. The importance of developing inclusive programs that foster academic and social success will also be explored.

Unit set structure

For a minor study students must complete 48 credit points of study.

What is a unit?

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Most courses have compulsory 'core' units, as well as optional units.


'Credit points' are the value that each unit contributes towards your course.
Most units at VU are worth 12 credit points. You will need to complete the required course credit points to graduate.

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