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In this overview, participants will examine the field of disability management, the rationale for establishing a disability management program, various structures for providing a return-to-work capacity within an organization, and the process followed in setting up a disability management program or analyzing an existing program.

An overview of mental health issues in the workplace is provided along with a more in-depth focus on stress and depression. Participants will explore symptoms, treatments and strategies for assisting individuals with to return to work.

This module is designed to enable participants to apply theories of change in practical ways. The administrators of disability management programs must be able to adapt to external changes ranging from the effects of new technology to new legislation and regulation. Internal policies and procedures will affect, and be affected by, the disability management program. Individual returns to work may be influenced by changes within the organization or by the effect of personal changes in physical and other capacities.

This module covers the process of implementing low to high tech assistive devices and technology in the accommodation of a worker with disabilities. The process includes evaluating the needs of the employee; researching and choosing the most appropriate equipment, software or other job aid; researching and choosing the best supplier; developing a business case for the application; testing the technology and training the worker as necessary; maintaining the assistive technology; and evaluating the outcomes.

Participants will obtain a basic understanding of the body systems (respiratory, pulmonary, etc.); treatment providers and the type of information that they are likely to provide; and the impact of physical impairments on individuals and their work.

Topics covered include the elements of the plan; the roles of people involved in the process ranging from medical service providers to coworkers; types of accommodations; and the hierarchy of return-to-work options.

Participants will review the four management functions of planning, operating, leading and controlling, and how they relate to the administration of disability management programs. Data collection and analysis, including cost-benefit analyses, and budgeting are important aspects of program administration. Many stakeholders will have a role in the planning and implementation of a return to work plan for an employee who has incurred temporary or permanent impairments and the DM practitioner will need to involve others and gain their support.

The human resources department is a key stakeholder in the disability management process as the department is involved in a number of areas that will be important in a return to work including benefit provision, claims management and job descriptions and placements. Disability management policies need to align with those of the human resources department and with employments standards acts. This course provides an overview of the linkages between HR and DM.

In this overview, participants will examine the field of disability management, the rationale for establishing a disability management program, various structures for providing a return-to-work capacity within an organization, and the process followed in setting up a disability management program or analyzing an existing program.

In this overview, participants will examine the field of disability management, the rationale for establishing a disability management program, various structures for providing a return-to-work capacity within an organization, and the process followed in setting up a disability management program or analyzing an existing program.

The legal underpinnings of Disability Management established in international treaties, national, federal and provincial law and regulation will be explored in this course.  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.

This course introduces students to the field of ethics, the role of the Disability Management Professional, and the application of ethics to workplace issues. There will be a focus on the CDMP Ethical Standards and Professional Conduct document and how it applies to providing disability management services. The course will cover concept specific information in ethics and examples or points of contact between concept specific information and the disability management profession. Through individual work and group discussions, students move from obtaining information to potential application in their professional work lives. Student will work through the CDMP Ethical Standards and Professional Conduct document to determine the potential application to disability management services.

This course will introduce students to the foundations of Disability Management based on the current guidelines and principles of practice. It will provide students with a 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 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.

The module contains 5 sessions that focus on the importance of information literacy, research strategies, and proper ways to reference information sources using the APA format. 

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This course will introduce students to the foundations of Disability Management based on the current guidelines and principles of practice. It will provide students with a 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 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.

The purpose of this course is to provide students with the theoretical and practical background to identify and record job demands, interpret assessment reports, determine when there is a mismatch between individual capacity and job demands, and eliminate these through accommodation planning.

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