Nottingham, United Kingdom

Contemporary Issues in Autism

online course
when 30 June 2023 - 7 July 2023
language English
duration 1 week
credits 5 EC
fee GBP 125

this online course, designed and delivered with support from autistic people and their families, critically appraises different perspectives and approaches for understanding autism.

It introduces both traditional and contemporary issues in autism, discusses lived experiences of autistic individuals and their families, and raises awareness about autism across the globe.

During the course you will explore:
• Traditional perspectives and core characteristics of autism;
• Contemporary perspectives and co-occurring conditions of autism
• Autism across cultures.

You will participate in live activities, online discussion forums, and research activities. You will also be expected to undertake guided independent learning including suggested reading and watch videos.

Course leader

Dr Lai-sang Lao
Course Leader - MSc Applied Child Psychology

Target group

This course is ideal for university students with an interest in this area and who meet our English language requirements.

Course aim

after studying on this course, you should be able to:

• Demonstrate critical awareness and appreciation of different perspectives and approaches in understanding autism;
• Evaluate the relevance of theory and research applications in understanding autism;
• Critically use a range of resources, including primary research papers, to support or challenge an argument related to autism;
• Effectively communicate and objectively analyse sensitive ideas and concepts related to autism.

Assessment: group presentation.

Credits info

5 EC
5 UK credits / 2.5 ECTS - you will receive an official NTU Transcript of Results with you credits recorded, and a digital skills badge that you can share on social media.

Fee info

GBP 125: This tuition fee includes our social and cultural programme and the opportunity to earn a Cultural Diversity digital skills badge.