Spring 2019

April 29 – June 9, 2019

WHDM 305: Interviewing Skills for Helping Professions (1.5 credits)

The purpose of this course is to provide an introduction to interviewing techniques that are effective in a workplace health context. Participants will explore and demonstrate communication skills that they can use to uncover challenges and opportunities and develop effective responses to both. Models of helping and the potential and limitations of the helping role will be explored


April 29 – July 21, 2019

WHDM 103: The Body at Work (3 credits)

The purpose of this course is to develop applied knowledge of physiological, biomedical and psychomotor behaviour principles as they apply to work. This course provides a multidisciplinary introduction to physiological systems from the standpoint of the work context. The students will situate their learning about the body at work in different work situations. It provides a direct applied focus so students can tie their knowledge to supporting employee health in the workplace. The course will explore the interaction between work and physical health and well-being, and the effectiveness of workplace strategies developed to maintain worker health and capacity and to respond to problems.

WHDM 301: Communication in the Workplace (3 credits)

The purpose of this course is to provide an introduction to the theory and practice of communication, with a focus on the use of effective communication techniques in individual and group situations in the workplace.

WHDM 312: Management Skills for Workplace Health Sciences (3 credits)

The purpose of this course is to examine the role of a manager, the management environment, and the skills and knowledge required to perform management functions. Students will also explore the application of management functions to workplace programs, including return to work, occupational health and safety and wellness programs.

Prerequisite: WHDM 209