Fundamentals of Disability Management

  • Online delivery
  • eClass
  • 39 hour course, no prerequisites

The need to con­trol costs aris­ing from occu­pa­tion­al injury or dis­ease has tak­en a greater pri­or­i­ty in today’s finan­cial real­i­ty. Human rights issues, indi­vid­ual rights, employ­er respon­si­bil­i­ties and oth­er con­tem­po­rary issues fur­ther com­pli­cate these con­cerns. This course is designed to help stu­dents under­stand the rela­tion­ship of these com­plex issues and devel­op a basic strat­e­gy for man­ag­ing dis­abil­i­ty claims.

Course at a glance
  • Face-to-face delivery offered in full-day classes.
  • Aimed at entry-level and practicing health and safety coordinators, professionals, officers, technicians, supervisors, trainers, management, and administrators.
What you will learn

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

  • Outline the benefits and costs of an integrated disability management program.
  • Identify federal and provincial legislation pertaining to disability management, including the duty to accommodate.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the importance of a collaborative approach.
  • Apply the return-to-work process to individual case studies.
  • Identify the interrelationship of accident prevention and disability management.
Take note:

  • No textbook required.
This course has no prerequisites

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


Overall Schedule
Lecture/Class Schedule
Feb 2Feb 5


8:30 am – 5:00 pm


8:30 am – 5:00 pm


8:30 am – 5:00 pm


8:30 am – 5:00 pm



Feb 19 — post-class component closes

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

Syn­chro­nous online learning, eClass

39 hours of instruction

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

Erin McFadden

Your Instructor

Erin McFadden

Class info
  • This is a syn­chro­nous course that fea­tures live online activ­i­ties at pre­de­ter­mined times. There is a post-work com­po­nent to be com­plet­ed after the last meet­ing. This infor­ma­tion will be com­mu­ni­cat­ed to your ual­ber­ta email address and the class syl­labus with­in eClass. For the real-time class­room ses­sions, a com­put­er with both audio input and out­put (such as a micro­phone-equipped head­set) is required. To start your online learn­ing expe­ri­ence vis­it www​.ext​-leo​.ca/​s​t​u​dents
  • 39 course hours in total
  • Cost assistance: May be eli­gi­ble for the Cana­da-Alber­ta Job Grant and the Canada Training Benefit. (view all)
    Cor­po­rate mul­ti-reg­is­tra­tion pack­ages (groups of 4 or more) are avail­able for most Exten­sion cours­es. Con­tact us at for pre­ferred pricing.
  • Department consent required to register. Please contact us at
Course duration
Apr 19, 2021Jun 26, 2021
Asyn­chro­nous online learning, eClass

39 hours of instruction

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

Class info
Currently counts towards

* 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.

You can register for and take a course without applying and enrolling into the program.

We recommend that you apply to the program as soon as possible to lock in your course requirements as they are subject to change.

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New course schedules are released each June and November.

  • Offered now
  • Online delivery
  • 39 hour course, no prerequisites

A note about courses during COVID-19: all online

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