The University, intended to be a leading global educational and research centre, will use an interdisciplinary approach to the critical issues associated with the lifelong workplace health cycle – return to work and disability management, rehabilitation and health and safety, all of which are underpinned by international instruments as follows:
- Return to work and disability management – ILO Code of Practice on Managing Disability in the Workplace
- Rehabilitation/disability studies – United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
- Workplace health and safety – International Labour Organization (ILO) Convention on Health and Safety
PCU-WHS is a special purpose university primarily focused on a combination of distance learning and on site delivery, targeting professionals in the human resources and occupational health field who also have an additional involvement in disability management and return to work, and are keen to see value added education and certification in this field as an opportunity.
Specific degree approval is subject to the terms and conditions as set out by the Degree Quality Assessment Board under the Ministry of Advanced Education and Labour Market Development of the Province of British Columbia.