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.

By completion of this course, successful students will be able to:

  • Define disability management
  • Identify the components of a disability management program
  • Utilize disability management information to analyze case studies
  • Analyze disability insurance plans and how they impact a disability management program
  • Demonstrate some basic disability management practices
  • Identify the impact that disability can have on the worker, employer and organization
  • Communicate the fundamentals of disability management to stakeholders


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

Applies Towards the Following Program(s)

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Online Asynchronous
Feb 06, 2024 to Apr 15, 2024
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Course Fees
Flat Fee non-credit $559.00
Reading List / Textbook

No textbook required 

Section Notes

This course uses Desire2Learn (D2L), an online learning management system. The instructor will post the course outline and other materials in D2L. For more information about D2L, please visit our Online Learning Resources.

Unless notified, all online courses are available at 9 am MT the day before the start date. Students registered on (or after) the start date will receive access within one day of registration.

Students unfamiliar with online learning are encouraged to take our free Digital Skills for Learning Online course.

Unless otherwise stated, notice of withdrawal or transfer from a course must be received at least seven calendar days prior to the start date of the course.

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