Disability Management Introduction (IDMP 311)
This course introduces an interdisciplinary approach to the concepts and practices of disability management, and addresses how to design, implement, and market an effective integrated disability management program.
Disability Management Essential Program Elements (IDMP 312)
This course builds on the materials addressed in IDMP 311 and covers topics such as OH&S professionals – their roles and contributions to disability management, an overview of ergonomics, stakeholder education and training in disability management.
Advanced Concepts and Tools (IDMP 313)
This course builds on the materials addressed in IDMP 311 and IDMP 312, and addresses topics such as risk management and risk communication in disability management, project management, outsourcing disability management services/programs, internal/external consulting in disability management, developing new or integrating existing disability management programs, prevention strategies, and toxic workplaces – how to neutralize them.
Disability Management Professional Practice (IDMP 314)
This course covers topics such as the impact of cultural diversity on disability management practices, the impact of four generations in the workplace on disability management practices, the management of mental health disabilities, management of disability claims with strong psychosocial overtones (2 sessions), IDMP – best practices, disability management practitioners – career development, and Disability Management – professionalism and certification. Participants will also be expected to deliver a 15-minute presentation to the class on a selected researched topic.
Effective Communication and Interviewing (IDMP 315)
Through effective communication and advanced interviewing skills disability managers gain critical insight into case dynamics. This course focuses on developing those important communication channels and instilling individuals with the necessary interviewing skills.
Disability Management Guided Practicum (IDMP 511)
The Guided Practicum enables learners to produce a practical, relevant program for application in their own unique working environment, or to contribute, through research or development, a new product or service to the field of Disability Management. Whether in clinical practice, a staff position, management, or self-employment role, the Guided Practicum is adaptable to the learner’s particular circumstances and needs.
Psycho-Social Hazards (SHEM 113)
Taught from the perspective of a senior social worker, this course has been adapted from one taught by this instructor at Dalhousie University over the years. Although highlighting many of the normal elements of the subject, the social orientation of the content is refreshing and helps students understand the subject from a more human, less sterile perspective.
Ergonomics Foundations (ERG 112) - Elective
This course will focus on the issues that may arise from the un-ergonomic design of the workplace. The primary concern of the course will be on preventing work-related musculoskeletal disorders such as back injuries and upper extremity repetitive strain injuries.
Organizational Dynamics (SHEM 111) - Elective
This course will walk through the nature of work and ask the fundamental “why” do organizations exist in their current structure and how to leverage that knowledge in every aspect of management. This course looks at organizations from their outermost structures through to their innermost inherent beliefs that guide behaviours and create culture. This course offers students an opportunity to be exposed to a number of topics related to Organizational Dynamics and provides an understanding of Organizational Behaviour.
Canadian OHS Law (SHEM 224) - Elective
Taught by Canada’s leading OHS lawyer, this course will provide students with an excellent Introduction to Canadian Health & Safety Law. Students will learn the essential elements of the Canadian legal system, its application to OHS law, and the setting, communication, and enforcement of OHS legal standards.