Available courses

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.

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.

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.

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.

This course introduces students to the scope of ergonomics and the application of ergonomic principles to the design of work. It includes an overview of concepts and related theory and ergonomic assessment tools and techniques.  Students will learn to take a systems approach to a workplace concern, conduct a task analysis, identify risks in the job (physical, cognitive, organizational), assess risk using various tools, and recommend solutions for both proactive design of workplaces, and redesign of work to accommodate workers with disabilities or limitations.

The purpose of this course is to provide an understanding of the field of occupational health, including the major components of an occupational health and safety program and management system. Processes related to identifying, measuring and mitigating risks to health and safety will be explored.

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 for students to explore a workplace health science issue relevant to a work sector. Students will be expected to identify a work sector and a relevant issue such as prevention of injury, disability or promotion of health in the workplace. Students will do a literature review of grey, policy and evidence literature and develop a website to share that organizes the knowledge and summaries key information to promote and share the knowledge on a workplace issue within a work sector.

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