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Enacting Human Rights in the Lives of Adults with Intellectual Disabilities - Micro-Credential

Postgraduate
114992

The aim of this micro-credential is to equip intellectual disability service providers/professionals with the necessary knowledge, skills, attitudes, and competencies to enact rights-oriented service and person-centred support to people with intellectual disabilities in line with the UNCRPD

Course Provider:
Location:
Dublin City Centre
Attendance Options:
Blended, Part time
Apply to:
Course provider
Number of credits:
5 ECTS

Duration

8 weeks.

How is this Micro-credential delivered?
• Blended: Online teaching (live/recorded lectures/directed - 21 hours)
• In-person workshops (3 x 3 hours)
• Self-directed work via Blackboard (95 hours self-directed study).

Entry Requirements

• Completion of a recognised disability/intellectual disability qualification and/or experience of having provided service to people with intellectual disabilities for a minimum of 3 years

Prerequisite Documents:
• Up to date Curriculum Vitae
• Degree certificate/professional registration

Course Web Page

Further information

Next Intake January

30

Closing Date 15th December

Who is this Micro-credential for?
• Service providers/professionals that support individuals with intellectual disabilities. This micro-credential will empower learners to actively explore techniques for developing their knowledge of the people whom they serve and eliciting understandings of the desires and choices of those people. There is a strong emphasis on human engagement skills.

Why should I take this Micro-credential?
• The aim of this micro-credential is to equip intellectual disability service providers/professionals with the necessary knowledge, skills, attitudes, and competencies to enact rights-oriented service and person-centred support to people with intellectual disabilities in line with the UNCRPD

What will I do?
• Engage in online directed and self-directed learning activities.

• Take part in discussions on key issues

• Apply learning over the 8 weeks in the development of a case study related to understanding and enacting human rights in the life of a person who the student supports.

How is this Micro-credential assessed?
• Case Study Assignment (100%)

What will I learn?

On successful completion of this micro-credential, learners will be able to:
• Demonstrate a systematic understanding of the legislative framework associated with providing a rights-oriented service to people with intellectual disabilities.
• Critically utilise evidence-based knowledge, skills and competence in the critical evaluation of current models of service for people with intellectual disabilities.
• Explore the role of human engagement in relation to understanding the lives of people with intellectual disability to whom they provide service.
• Demonstrate an understanding of the importance of self-advocacy/independent advocacy in achieving individually determined lives for people with intellectual disabilities.
• Demonstrate knowledge of the role of the service and service personnel in enacting person-centred supports for people with intellectual disabilities.

Telephone Number
Hellen Batista: 01-8962692

Email
General Enquiries: micro-credentials@tcd.ie
Course Director: Dr. Martin McMahon - martin.mcmahon@tcd.ie
Course Coordinator: Hellen Batista - batistah@tcd.ie

Course Provider:
Location:
Dublin City Centre
Attendance Options:
Blended, Part time
Apply to:
Course provider
Number of credits:
5 ECTS