Fall 2017 Courses

We will be offering the following courses in the Bachelor of Disability Management and the Advanced Certificate in Return to Work. All courses are pre-approved towards maintaining the professional CDMP and CRTWC designations.

September 11, 2017 to October 29, 2017

WHDM 304 *INTENSIVE*: Disability, Work & the Law

The purpose of this course is to examine the legal underpinnings of disability management established in international treaties, national, federal and provincial law and regulation. Workplace practices that are commonly governed by statutes and regulations in most jurisdictions and the issues and rationale underlying the legislation will be analyzed. Common provisions developed in response to workplace issues and the legislative requirements that underpin the source or cause of the workplace disability, the legal boundaries within which employers and unions are required to operate, and the requirements on the employee will be compared. Students will examine the specific employment and workplace legislation in their own jurisdictions, the regulations through which the legislation is implemented, and how these affect organizational practices. Processes related to identifying, measuring and mitigating risks to health and safety will be explored.

September 11, 2017 to December 3, 2017

WHDM 313: The Field and Practice of Disability Management

The purpose of this course is designed to introduce students to the foundations of disability management based on the current guidelines and principles of practice. It will provide students with broad understanding of the field of disability management, the approaches that are employed in returning a worker with a disability to a job, and the interaction between the disability management program and a range of internal and external stakeholders. It will introduce students to the relevant research from a broad range of disciplines including disability management, social work, occupational therapy, ergonomics, mental health, occupational health, case management and business trends.

WHDM 405: Ethics in the Workplace

The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the field of ethics, the role of professional and workplace ethics, and the application of ethics to workplace health issues.

October 23, 2017 to December 3, 2017

WHDM 202: Introduction to Health and Safety

The purpose of this course is to provide an understanding of the field of occupational health, including the major components of an occupational health and safety program and management system. Processes related to identifying, measuring and mitigating risks to health and safety will be explored.