WHDM 106: The Body and Mind at Work (3 credits)

WHDM 106: The Body and Mind at Work provides a multidisciplinary introduction to the interaction between physiological, biomechanical and psychomotor functioning and psychological, cognitive and emotional processes. It provides an introduction to physiological and cognitive systems from the standpoint of the work context. Students will situate their learning about the body and mind at work in different work situations. It provides an insight into the dynamic interaction between an individual and work using a biopsychosocial perspective on mental and physical functioning. The course explores the interaction between work and physical and mental health and well-being, and the effectiveness of workplace strategies developed to maintain worker health and capacity and to respond to problems.