Fundamentals of Disability Management

    EXOS 4601 is offered this spring:

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
  • Offered fully online learning - synchronous format.
  • 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.
Overall Schedule
Apr 17 — pre-class information opens

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

Lecture/Class Schedule
Apr 20Apr 28




8:30 am – 5:00 pm MT


8:30 am – 5:00 pm MT



May 14 — 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

Karen Poole

Your Instructor

Karen PooleID: karen-poole

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:

  • No textbook required.
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.

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New course schedules are released each June and November.

EXOS 4601 is offered this spring: