Spring 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.

May 1 – June 11, 2017

WHDM 403: Case Management & Service Coordination Part 1 (1.5 credits)

The purpose of this course is to introduce students to case management and service coordination from both a general and return to work focus. This is the process whereby one individual acts as the central liaison and facilitator for the delivery to clients of a range of services, including services that can facilitate a return to work. Models of case management will be examined and key challenges explored.

May 1 – July 23, 2017

WHDM 104: The Body & Mind at Work Part 2 (3 credits)
The purpose of this course is to provide a multi-disciplinary introduction to the interaction between psychological, cognitive and emotional processes and work activities and demands. It provides insight into the dynamic interaction between an individual and work using a biopsychosocial perspective on mental functioning. It explores the meaning of work in our lives, how organizations can assist or detract from this process and the organizational factors that lead to good mental health functioning. It addresses the personal characteristics, strategies and coping skills that create resilience in the face of stress and workplace factors that contribute to or inhibit the development of an employee’s healthy personal growth. It examines characteristics of psychologically healthy workplaces and programs to promote the mental well-being of workers.

WHDM 203: Disability & Society (3 credits)
The purpose of this course is to provide an in depth analysis of the scope and focus of disability policy and legislation from a societal perspective using the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities as a framework. It will provide students with a grounding in the regulatory framework within  which disability policy is deployed through legislation and regulation in a number of areas that are central to disability management including independent living and mobility, education, health, rehabilitation, employment, adequate living standards and social protection. Legal cases that have set precedents in the field will be reviewed and analyzed. Students will critique the application of disability policy and legislation in terms of their impact on equality of participation and full citizenship for persons with disabilities and the role that Disability Management can play in achieving these aspirations.

WHDM 404: Economics in the Workplace (3 credits)
This courses 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.