Human Resource Management (HRMT) 323

Injury Compensation and Disability Management (Revision 2)

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Delivery Mode: Individualized study online

Credits: 3

Area of Study: Applied Studies
(Business and Administrative Studies)

Prerequisite: None. IDRL 312 or HRMT 386 is recommended

Faculty: Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

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Workers’ compensation systems are the way Canada chooses to compensate workers for the effects of work-related injuries. This course examines the compensation of workplace injuries and the management of disability in Canadian workplaces. The purpose of this course is to provide students with a broad grounding in the practice and research literature in these fields. This course emphasizes understanding the experience of workers as they move through injury compensation and disability management processes, as well as understanding the political economy of injury compensation and disability management.


  • Unit 1: Injury Compensation in Canada
  • Unit 2: Impact of Injury
  • Unit 3: Disability Management in the Workplace
  • Unit 4: Workplace Violence


To receive credit for HRMT 323, you must complete and submit five assignments. There is no exam. Your final grade is determined by a weighted average of the grades you receive on these activities. To receive credit for this course, you must achieve a composite course grade of at least D (50 percent). The weighting of each assignment is as follows:

Activity Weighting
Assignment 1 20%
Assignment 2 15%
Assignment 3 15%
Assignment 4 20%
Assignment 5 30%
Total 100%

To learn more about assignments and examinations, please refer to Athabasca University's online Calendar.

Course Materials


Barnetson, B. (2010). The political economy of workplace injury in Canada. Edmonton: Athabasca University Press.

Kelloway, K., & Francis, L. (2011). Chapter 8: Workplace violence & Chapter 13: Disability management and return to work. In Management of occupational health and safety (5th ed.; pp. 195-218 & 325-348). Toronto, ON: Nelson Education.

Other Materials

All other materials are available online.

Athabasca University reserves the right to amend course outlines occasionally and without notice. Courses offered by other delivery methods may vary from their individualized-study counterparts.

Opened in Revision 2, March 2, 2012

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Updated April 03 2019 by Student & Academic Services