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BMC 309 Disability Management: An Integrative Approach

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Course Description

Disability management is most effective when integrated and embedded into the strategies and culture of an organization. This course introduces an interdisciplinary approach to the concepts and practices of disability management, and addresses how to design, implement, and market an effective disability management program.

Course Details

Topics include: the importance of joint labour-management endorsement, a supportive infrastructure, the legal and ethical aspects, disability management practice standards, stakeholder roles and responsibilities, features of a gradual return-to-work program, program evaluation techniques, disability management best practices, prevention of workplace illness and injury, program marketing, role of an employee assistance program, and worker education and training.

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Gain an understanding of the concept of disability management.
  • Be able to identify the components of a disability management program.
  • Utilize disability management information to analyze case studies.
  • Gain an appreciation of the disability insurance plans and how they impact a disability management program.
  • Develop an ability to use some basic disability management practices.
  • Research a related element/aspect of disability management.
  • Develop an appreciation of the impact that disability can have on the worker, employer, and organization.
  • Understand how to effectively communicate the fundamentals of disability management to stakeholders.


Formerly: BMC 237. (Students may not take both courses for credit.)

Applies Towards the Following Certificate(s)


  BMC 309 - 014 Disability Management: An Integrative Approach  
  Winter 2017   Status:  Available
Class:   Mon 6:00PM - 9:00PM
23 Jan 2017 to 03 Apr 2017
Number of Sessions: 10 Sessions
Hours: 30.00
Course Fees:   Flat Fee non-credit    550.00
Potential Price Adjustments:
Campus: Downtown
Delivery Options:  Class
  Reading List / Textbook:  Comprehensive Disability Management by Harder, H. & Scott, L. , Elsevier: London , 2005
  Section Notes:  

Students must attend all sessions to get credit in the course. This is a higher level course.

The instructor may choose to use Desire2Learn (D2L), an online learning environment, to post the Course Outline and other course materials. If you have questions about using D2L, let your instructor know when you attend the first class. D2L may not be available before the start date of the course.

A $25 fee applies for course withdrawals and transfers.  

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