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Current Academic Year 2023 - 2024

Please note that this information is subject to change.

Module Title Working for Inclusion
Module Code NS326
School 38
Module Co-ordinatorSemester 1: Kumaresan Cithambaram
Semester 2: Kumaresan Cithambaram
Autumn: Kumaresan Cithambaram
Module TeachersKumaresan Cithambaram
NFQ level 8 Credit Rating 5
Pre-requisite None
Co-requisite None
Compatibles None
Incompatibles None
Coursework Only
A student resubmits material amending written work based on feedback received.

Society needs to broaden its boundaries and embrace ideas of diversity, enabling access and equality for all. On the other hand, individuals in marginalised groups are encouraged to take responsibility to work towards getting their needs met by forming relevant advocacy and pressure groups. This module supports students to make connections with concepts and strategies to advance their nursing skills in caring for individuals from marginalised groups. Students taking part consider how health care professionals can respond to facilitate inclusion within their branch of nursing.

Learning Outcomes

1. Debate theoretical perspectives and policies on inclusion.
2. Examine inclusion research.
3. Identify barriers and enablers to inclusion in the students defined area of nursing practice.
4. Evaluate their own attitudes and beliefs about marginalised groups in society.
5. Evaluate strategies supporting inclusion within the health and social arena across Europe.

Workload Full-time hours per semester
Type Hours Description
Lecture20Lectures- as appropriate,face to face / online.
Seminars5Small group work support /discussion
Tutorial5Tutorials as appropriate
Independent Study90Independent study time
Fieldwork5Student(s) complete a mapping exercise of a community they are familiar with, bearing in mind the concept of social inclusion.
Total Workload: 125

All module information is indicative and subject to change. For further information,students are advised to refer to the University's Marks and Standards and Programme Specific Regulations at: http://www.dcu.ie/registry/examinations/index.shtml

Indicative Content and Learning Activities

Policies and Reports. t Available online through the DCU library / or appropriate Government / International website.
An exploration of what is written about inclusion from the United Nations, Europe and the Irish Government. This material is available online through the DCU library / or appropriate Government / International website

Historical Context
An exploration of the historic nature of health care that has contributed to margnialisation

Theoretical Concepts
Examine inclusion theory

Related Concepts
Equlality, dignity, respect, rights, citizenship, empowerment, discrmination and advocacy.

Barriers to Inclusion
Discover the elements that makes inclusion more difficult to realise

How does the meedia influence the inclusion agenda?

What has resaerch shown about inclusion?

What strategies have been used to promote inclusion?

Nurisng Response
What is the response required to the inclusion agenda in every day nursing care?

Assessment Breakdown
Continuous Assessment100% Examination Weight0%
Course Work Breakdown
TypeDescription% of totalAssessment Date
AssignmentAssessment description (1) A mapping exercise of a community/ area a student(s) is / are familiar with. (2) A group / individual submission on a topic of relevance to social inclusion. (3) An alternative assessment, negotiated with the student and module coordinator may be completed in place of the above assessment activities.100%n/a
Reassessment Requirement Type
Resit arrangements are explained by the following categories;
1 = A resit is available for all components of the module
2 = No resit is available for 100% continuous assessment module
3 = No resit is available for the continuous assessment component
This module is category 1
Indicative Reading List

  • Bates, P.: 2002, Working for Inclusion, The Sainsbury Centre, London,
  • Bollard, M.: 2009, Intellectual Disability and Social Inclusion, Churchhill Livingstone, China,
  • Mason: 2005, Incurably Human, London, Inclusive Solutions UK Ltd,
  • Repper, J & Perkins, R. 2003: 2003, Social Inclusion and Recovery, Baliliere Tindall, London,
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Date of Last Revision25-AUG-08

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