Psychological Health and Safety

    EXOS 4640 is offered this winter and spring:

Psychological health and safety (PH&S) is becoming an integral part of Canadian workplaces as employers begin to recognize its financial, legal, and social benefits. This seminar will provide an understanding of the conceptual framework, the business case, resources, strategic approaches and practical tools available. Managers, HR, and OHS professionals will learn to assess, design and implement effective PH&S strategies. Topics may include psychosocial factors, stress, mental illness, harassment, and bullying in the workplace.
Course at a glance
  • Offered fully online learning - asynchronous or synchronous format.
What you will learn

By the end of this course, you should be able to:

  • Provide an overview of psychological health and safety in the workplace and how it relates to the 13 psychosocial factors
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the conceptual framework related to psychological health and safety
  • Recognize interrelated concepts and strategic approaches relating to stress, mental illness, harassment, bullying and other key other factors that influence a work environment
  • Be able to access and utilize practical tools for assessment and strategy implementation such as the CSA Z1003 Standard, Guarding Minds at Work and Healthy Workplaces for Helping Professionals

Offered:

Take note:
  • This course is offered several times throughout the year; each specific offering is called a “course section.”
  • When selecting the dates and the section you want to enrol in, look for the note that indicates the delivery format of that specific section—and make sure you have chosen a section that’s offered in your desired format (asynchronous or synchronous).
  • The online components of this course are facilitated through eClass, the University of Alberta’s eLearning management tool.
  • Important Note: Students do not need to purchase the textbook for this course. If you do not already own this textbook, PDFs of required reading material will be provided in eClass. Dyck, Dianne E. G. (2020).Occupational Health & Safety: Theory, Strategy & Industry Practice (4th Edition). LexisNexis Canada. ISBN/ISSN: 9780433502074
Jan 23, 2023Mar 5, 2023
Asyn­chro­nous online learning, eClass

In asynchronous online courses, students are expected to move through the course material at the same pace as their peers, but there are no real-time virtual classroom sessions to attend. All components of this type of course are accessible through eClass, the University of Alberta’s eLearning management tool. for­mat details

Your Instructor

Susan SawatzkyID: susan-sawatzky

Susan Sawatzky is an independent consultant specializing in fatigue risk management, stress management, and psychological health and safety in the workplace. She is the South Region Manager with the Alberta Construction Safety Association. An international keynote speaker, Susan has presented for a variety of organizations with notable clients including NASA, the American Society of Safety Professionals, and the Global Conference on Fatigue Management. Her industry experience includes assisting in the advancement of NASA’s Fatigue Management Program and creating fatigue policy and guidelines with the Canadian oil and gas industry.

Class info
Take note:
  • This course is offered several times throughout the year; each specific offering is called a “course section.”
  • When selecting the dates and the section you want to enrol in, look for the note that indicates the delivery format of that specific section—and make sure you have chosen a section that’s offered in your desired format (asynchronous or synchronous).
  • The online components of this course are facilitated through eClass, the University of Alberta’s eLearning management tool.
  • Important Note: Students do not need to purchase the textbook for this course. If you do not already own this textbook, PDFs of required reading material will be provided in eClass. Dyck, Dianne E. G. (2020).Occupational Health & Safety: Theory, Strategy & Industry Practice (4th Edition). LexisNexis Canada. ISBN/ISSN: 9780433502074
Overall Schedule
May 4 — pre-class information opens

Students in this course section may have pre-class readings or assessments to complete.

Lecture/Class Schedule
May 8May 10
Mondays

8:30 am – 5:00 pm MT

Tuesdays

8:30 am – 5:00 pm MT

Wednesdays

8:30 am – 5:00 pm MT

Thursdays

Fridays

Saturdays

Sundays

May 28 — post-class component closes

Students in this section may have post-class readings or assessments to complete.

Syn­chro­nous online learning, eClass

In synchronous online courses, students move through the course material at the same pace as their peers. These courses also provide learners with pre-scheduled online lectures that have the instructor and students interacting at the same time. All components of this type of course are accessible through eClass, the University of Alberta’s eLearning management tool. for­mat details

Class info
This course has no prerequisites

Students from all educational backgrounds welcome. You can register for this course without applying and enrolling in a program.

Take note:

  • This course is offered several times throughout the year; each specific offering is called a “course section.”
  • When selecting the dates and the section you want to enrol in, look for the note that indicates the delivery format of that specific section—and make sure you have chosen a section that’s offered in your desired format (asynchronous or synchronous).
  • The online components of this course are facilitated through eClass, the University of Alberta’s eLearning management tool.
  • Important Note: Students do not need to purchase the textbook for this course. If you do not already own this textbook, PDFs of required reading material will be provided in eClass. Dyck, Dianne E. G. (2020).Occupational Health & Safety: Theory, Strategy & Industry Practice (4th Edition). LexisNexis Canada. ISBN/ISSN: 9780433502074
Currently counts towards:

Applicants intending to enrol in a program are encouraged to apply as soon as possible to lock in their course requirements since they are prone to change.

*If you are already enroled in this program, please refer to your specific program requirements as outlined at the time of your admission: Bear Tracks > Academic Advisement.

Looking for
different course dates?

New course schedules are released each June and November.

EXOS 4640 is offered this winter and spring: