Organizational Dynamics (SHEM 111)
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
Ergonomics Foundations (ERG 112)
This course will focus on the issues that may arise from the design of a workplace that is not ergonomic. The primary concern of the course will be on preventing work-related musculoskeletal disorders such as back injuries and upper extremity repetitive strain injuries.
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.
Environmental Management (SHEM 114)
Environmental management has been merging into general safety management practice since at least the early 1990s. Successful safety management requires that practitioners grasp foundational principles of ecology as they relate to industrial and public operations across sectors and jurisdictions.
Risk Assessment (SHEM 115)
This course is designed to train practitioners of occupational health and safety how to organize and develop risk assessment processes in the workplace in order to reduce accidents and incidents. The course describes techniques in identifying hazards and applying factors to assess risk and determine a course of action.
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.
Advanced Ergonomics (ERG 221)
This course is designed to train sophisticated practitioners of occupational health and safety how to coordinate ergonomics activities for the prevention and reduction of musculoskeletal disorders. Using standard ergonomics assessment tools and thresholds provide participants with the skills and knowledge to conduct ergonomics assessments of computer workstations and industrial tasks, implement effective ergonomic solutions and educate and train in ergonomics issues.
Disability Management Essential Program Elements (IDMP 312)
This course 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 (2 sessions), joint labour-management support and involvement in an integrated disability management program, advanced program evaluation, legal aspects (an advanced perspective) of disability management and effective workplace attendance support and assistance programs.
Effective Communication and Interviewing (IDMP 315)
Effective disability management relies on open communication and the understanding of complex personal dynamics. 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.
Modern Training Systems (SHEM 222)
This course assumes the learner has already acquired knowledge and skill in the design and delivery of effective training, including adult learning principles, learning needs analysis, the curriculum development process, learning assessment, learning/training styles, etc.
Canadian OHS Law (SHEM 224)
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. Case studies, practical application of the law and understanding how the law relates to OHS management systems will all be important themes throughout all the course modules.