Psychological Health and Safety

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

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. (2023).Occupational Health & Safety: Theory, Strategy & Industry Practice (5th Edition). LexisNexis Canada. ISBN/ISSN: 9780433526742
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.

When will
this course be offered?

New course schedules are released each June and November.

Scheduled for Fall/Winter:

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