FUH3004 - Disability as knowledge and research field


New from the academic year 2020/2021

Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Home examination
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Home examination 100/100 5 days A

Course content

The course is a substantial core subject in the Master in Disability and Society. The course discusses key political developments and recent reforms in a societal perspective, along with recent research on social policy, regulatory policy, discrimination and everyday life. This is studied in the light of current research and various current issues on disability, human dignity and equality in society.

Learning outcome

The student should have acquired in-depth knowledge of current problems from research and knowledge-field about disability. This means that the student should have in-depth insight about:
- historical trends and developments in the research field
- key areas of welfare and regulatory policy that affect individuals with disability as a target group
- valid knowledge on facilitating community participation for people with disabilities
- central reforms and knowledge traditions in the disability research field in the Nordic countries, Europe and globally
- know about ethical and legal issues related to services for people with disabilities and the research field.
The student should recognize and be able to use the above knowledge scientifically.
General competence:
Students should be able to critically discuss current issues on the basis of knowledge from the research field.

Learning methods and activities

Teaching methods are lectures, student active seminars and work requirements

Compulsory assignments

  • work requirement

Further on evaluation

Home exam. Compulsory activities must be approved in order to take the final exam in the course.

Specific conditions

Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester. Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Course materials

Syllabus is approx. 1500 p (English and Norwegian scientific literature)

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  15.0 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2021

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Social Studies
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Social Work



Examination arrangement: Home examination

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Spring ORD Home examination 100/100 A
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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