Participation and Environment, 7.5 creditsDelaktighet och miljö, 7.5 hp
- Course code
- Course name
- Participation and Environment
- 7.5 credits
- Form of Education
- Higher Education, study regulation 2007
- Main field of study
- Not applicable
- GX - First cycle
- Grading scale
- Fail (U) or pass (G)
- Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society
- Decided by
- Education committee NVS
- Decision date
- Course syllabus valid from
- Autumn 2017
Specific entry requirements
A minimum of 60 credits and proficiency in English equivalent to English B/English 6.
The general aim of the course is that the student should acquire knowledge and understanding of relations between environment and participation. Special focus is placed at environmental factors connected to technology and to the structures, laws and organisation of service in relation to disabilites from a local and global perspective of the society.
On completion of the course, the student should be able to
- account for theories and concepts of relevance to understand and analyse relations between environment and participation
- analyse and reflect on the relation between environment and participation
- apply relevant knowledge of legislation and organisation of service that affects on participation for individuals with physical disabilities locally and global
- analyse and reflect on which consequences legislation and organisation of service have on participation for individuals with disabilities
- communicate effectively and appropriately in English in the area of the course content
The course is divided in two parts.
International legislation: UN's declaration of human rights and The WHOs global health policy. National legislation and local organisation of service in different parts of the world.
The teaching is based on a problem-oriented and collaborative approach to learning in which the tasks provide opportunities for the student to take active responsibility for their learning. The used teaching methods are lectures, seminar, group assignments and study visits.
The course coordinator decides whether, and if so how, absence from compulsory course elements can be made up. Study results cannot be reported until the student has participated in compulsory course elements or compensated for any absence in accordance with instructions from the course coordinator. Absence from a compulsory course element could mean that the student cannot retake the element until the next time the course is offered.
Part 1- Environment and participation- theories and concepts be examined through a combined oral and written individual examination as well as participation in seminar.
Part 2- Participation in the everyday life be examined through oral presentation of a group assignment as well as active participation in examination seminar.
Students who do not pass a regular examination are entitled to re-sit the examination on five more occasions. If the student has failed six examinations/tests, no additional examination will be provided. Each occasion the student participates in the same test counts as an examination. Submission of a blank exam paper is regarded as an examination. In case a student is registered for an examination but does not attend, this is not regarded as an examination.
An examination will be made available for a period of one year in the event of the course being discontinued or a new course syllabus being devised.
Course evaluation is carried out according to the guidelines established by the Board of Education.
as well as based on established evaluation routines in the programme.
Literature and other teaching aids
London : Routledge, 2006 - viii, 232 s. ISBN:0-415-34719-X (pbk.) LIBRIS-ID:10252424 Library search
2nd ed. : Cambridge : Polity, 2010. - vii, 341 s. ISBN:0745634850 (hbk.) : LIBRIS-ID:11953553 Library search
Geneva : World Health Organization, 2001
Studentlitteratur AB, 2006 - 326 ISBN:9144021984 Library search
Lund : Studentlitteratur, 2004 - 400 s. ISBN:91-44-03826-7 LIBRIS-ID:9810180 Library search
25(11-12) : Disability & Rehabilitation, 2003 - 572-576.
Jossey-Bass, California, 2013
Thorofare, N.J. : Slack, cop. 2003 - xviii, 314 s. ISBN:1-55642-578-3 (hardcovers) LIBRIS-ID:9046878 Library search