Disability Science 1, basic course, 30 credits (752G01)

Handikappvetenskap I, grundkurs, 30 hp

Main field of study

Disability Science


First cycle

Course type

Single subject course


Elisabeth Ingo

Course coordinator

Elisabeth Ingo

Director of studies or equivalent

Josefine Andin


Carl Löfstrand, Administratör

Josefine Andin, Studierektor

Pernilla Ahrén, Studievägledare

Course offered for Semester Weeks Language Campus VOF
Single subject course (Half-time, Day-time) Autumn 2021 v202134-202223 Swedish Linköping

Main field of study

Disability Science

Course level

First cycle

Advancement level


Entry requirements

General entry requirements for undergraduate studies

Intended learning outcomes

On completion of the course, the student should be able to
- find appropriate interventions and preventions on the basis of clinical cases,
- apply a biopsychosocial approach on different clinical cases with disabilities by taking ethical, biological, psychological and social aspects into account,
- apply knowledge of basic theories and concepts of disability research, ethics, biology/medicine, psychology and sociology on real cases in disability science,
- problematise how different conditions such as physical, cognitive or social disability can be related to concepts such as normality and abnormality,
- demonstrate an ability to analyse and assess own work and the work of others,
- apply an ethical approach on clinical cases
- describe, identify and discuss different clinical groups of disability.

Course content

The course contents highlight the following fields:
- intervention and prevention of clinical cases with individuals with disabilities,
- to be able to apply the biopsychosocial approach on disabilities based on clinical cases (WHO, 2001) and basic theories and concepts of biology/medicine, psychology and sociology that are relevant to functional impairments and disabilities,
- basic concepts of disability science,
- applied ethics relevant to the context of disabilities.

Teaching and working methods

The course has a case-inspired pedagogy, where clinical cases are central and used to create motivation and meaning in the studies. The course contents are highlighted by case work, seminars, lectures and laboratory sessions.


Take-home examination, oral examination, group assignments, and active participation in seminars and laboratory sessions.

If the LiU coordinator for students with disabilities has granted a student the right to an adapted examination for a written examination in an examination hall, the student has the right to it. If the coordinator has instead recommended for the student an adapted examination or alternative form of examination, the examiner may grant this if the examiner assesses that it is possible, based on consideration of the course objectives.

Students failing an exam covering either the entire course or part of the course twice are entitled to have a new examiner appointed for the reexamination.

Students who have passed an examination may not retake it in order to improve their grades.


Three-grade scale, U, G, VG

Other information

Planning and implementation of a course must take its starting point in the wording of the syllabus. The course evaluation included in each course must therefore take up the question how well the course agrees with the syllabus. 

The course is carried out in such a way that both men´s and women´s experience and knowledge is made visible and developed.


Institutionen för beteendevetenskap och lärande
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INT1 Introduction examination 1 U, G 2 credits
INT2 Introduktion examination 2 U, G, VG 4 credits
SOC1 Social level examination 1 U, G 2 credits
SOC2 Social level examination 2 U, G, VG 4 credits
PSY1 Psychological level examination 1 U, G 2 credits
PSY2 Psychological level examination 2 U, G, VG 4 credits
BIO1 Biological level examination 1 U, G 2 credits
BIO2 Biological level examination 2 U, G, VG 4 credits
IGR1 Integration examination 1 U, G 2 credits
IGR2 Integration examination 2 U, G, VG 4 credits

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