Objective(s) of a study programme:
On the basis of achievements in international level fundamental and applied interdisciplinary science and technologies, to train Masters of APA possessing modern knowledge and abilities to carry out research, use the findings in the preparation, execution and expert evaluation of various level social services, projects of events, programmes for solving psychomotor-ecological and empowerment problems for the disabled, aiming at their independence, equal rights and possibilities as well as changes in the national social policy according to the provisions of UN the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
Programme graduate will be able to:
1. Understand and explain the influence of different philosophical tendencies on the formation of scientific concepts, relevant scientific problem-solving possibilities of the methodology of modern science and ideas in terms of performance, a variety of recognized modern scientific concepts of research method, understanding the potential of using them in theoretical and methodological research background.
2. Know and understand the aspects and methodological issues of modern psychobiology of motor control, the essence of humanistic theories of adaptation and social core skills, understand their usefulness in planning and organizing their research and development projects.
3. Know and to describe the possibilities of modern biometry, sociometry and computerized analysis packets, use them in their biomedical and / or sociological research for statistical analysis, formulation and testing of statistical hypothesis, presentation of reasoned conclusions and solutions considering the received data of analysis and synthesis.
4. Be able of businesslike (foreground and / or skill-based) intersector cooperation in a changing (health, education, social systems) environment, fully (through reasoned decisions) work in teams with other professionals in the fields of research, development of projects and programmes.
5. Internalize the ethical belief that all people with disabilities of different social classes and different characteristics cannot be separated from the surrounding and influencing them social and physical environment, and adapt this belief in the methodology of scientific research and executed projects.
6. Organize and manage projects and / or programmes based on knowledge in management, research data, and legislation acts of the country in the context of disability in various areas of social activities (social services, employment, education, sports, recreation, etc.).
7. Find sources of funding for the implementation of projects, programmes and events through offered local, national and international level support opportunities.
8. Creatively choose research and / or project development area on the basis of interdisciplinary scientific developments, understanding and responding to existing problems of the disabled in the society.
9. Independently search for the latest knowledge about disability discrimination provided by the media and / or literature, analyze it and use it in the argument of social and scientific relevance of studies or projects.
10. Independently search and find various social projects for disabled people supported by Lithuanian, European Structural Funds and other international services, to understand the requirements of their guidelines and adapt them to the preparation of their chosen project or programme.
11. Define and compare attributes and elements of various modern techniques (Barthel, Katz, Kenny, Functional Status, Brockport, BFPT) for estimating various functions of people with disabilities, understand their potential applications in research and project development areas.
12. Practically identify and evaluate the functions of the disabled using the methodologies used in testing, questionnaires, observation and interviews for different types of disabilities (physical or mental) in persons