Disability Management

Course Code: BHSW 4001

Academic Year: 2020-2021

This course in Disability Management examines legislation relevant to the workplace and disability management practices. Models and determinants of workplace disability, and their impact on individuals, families and society are explored. Financial (i.e. compensation, benefits), vocational and social influences affecting disability management are addressed. The roles of professional providers in the field are examined. The key aspects of a disability management program are presented including the selection and coordination of claims, needs assessments, return to work planning and implementation, external professional assessments, and program evaluation. Students explore their professional and ethical responsibilities and how these intersect with the perspectives of stakeholders in disability management (i.e. workers, unions, employers, insurers).