Fall 2018 Courses

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

September 10, 2018 – December 2, 2018

WHDM 310: Decision Making & Data Analysis (3 credits)
The course introduces students to the different types of data, methods for the collection of data, how to analyze data, and how to interpret results. The role of statistical analysis in general will be discussed with particular emphasis on the assumptions underpinning interpretation. Students will be provided with the opportunity to explore basic descriptive and inferential statistical techniques including parametric and some non-parametric analyses. The topics covered will include Levels of Measurement; Mean, Standard Deviation, Range; Descriptive Statistics and Frequencies; Cross Tabulation; Time Series/Trends; Probability and Tests of Significance; Binomial and normal distribution; T-Tests and ANOVA; Correlation; and Linear Regression. Students will be assisted to apply the knowledge and skills gained to a workplace context. They will review how and why data is collected in the workplace, and the role of data analysis in organizational and program decision-making.

WHDM 313: The Field & Practice of Disability Management (3 credits)
This course introduces 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 404: Economics of Workplace Health Initiatives (3 credits)
This course introduces students to the application of economics concepts to workplace health initiatives. Students will consider the costs and benefits to individuals, organizations, and society (as represented by governments, and quasi-governmental agencies) when occupational health and safety programs, disability management programs and wellness programs are in place or are improved.

October 22, 2018 – December 2, 2018

WHDM 204: Introduction to Human Resources (1.5 credits)
The purpose of this course is to provide an introduction to the human resources functions within an organization, and to how these functions interface with and relate to the maintenance of the health and safety, work capacity, and well-being of people in the workplace.