Individuals having responsibility for stay at work and return to work processes need to understand physical impairments, functionality and limitations related to the impairments. They also need the expertise to work with medical professionals when establishing individualized stay at work / return to work plans for employees.
This course provides a basic understanding of the body systems (respiratory, pulmonary, etc.), treatment providers and the type of information they are likely to provide, and the impact of physical impairments on employees and their work.
After completing this course, participants will be able to:
- Identify the body systems and body parts that might be affected by specific illnesses and injuries.
- Identify what medical terminology indicates about specific illnesses and injuries.
- Use information about functionality and limitations related to illnesses and injuries in planning and implementing the return to work process.
- Communicate and collaborate with medical professionals in returning employees to work.
Who should attend?
The target audience for the course are those who are tasked with the responsibility related to the workforce such as Human Resources, Disability Management / Return to Work practitioners, Health personnel, Occupational Health and Safety, Claims / Benefit plan administrators.
How it works:
Each offering takes place over the course of one week, requiring participants to read the course manual, participate in the online discussion forum on at least four or five days during the course of the week, and complete and submit an assignment. The course is instructor-lead by an expert in the particular topic area being presented, who not only has a minimum of a graduate degree in their field but must also have practical experience related to Disability Management and Return to Work. Upon successful completion of the course, the University provides the participant with a transcript for 12 continuing education hours.
March 9, 2020 - March 15, 2020
September 28, 2020 - October 4, 2020
November 2, 2020 - November 8, 2020
January 25, 2021 - January 31, 2021
March 8, 2021 - March 14, 2021