Human Resource Management (HRMT) 323

Injury Compensation and Disability Management (Revision 3)

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Delivery Mode: Individualized study online

Credits: 3

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

Prerequisite: None. IDRL 215 or HRMT 386 is recommended

Faculty: Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

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HRMT 323 has a Challenge for Credit option.

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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 all of the assignments and write the final exam. You must achieve a minimum grade of D (50 percent) on the final exam, and an overall grade of at least D (50 percent) for the course.

Activity Weighting
Assignment 1 5%
Assignment 2 25%
Assignment 3 25%
Assignment 4 10%
Final Exam 35%
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. (eBook)

Other Materials

All other materials are available online.

Challenge for Credit Overview

The Challenge for Credit process allows you to demonstrate that you have acquired a command of the general subject matter, knowledge, intellectual and/or other skills that would normally be found in a university-level course.

Full information about Challenge for Credit can be found in the Undergraduate Calendar.

Challenge Evaluation

To receive credit for the HRMT 323 challenge registration, you must achieve a grade of at least D (50 percent) on the entire challenge examination.

Undergraduate Challenge for Credit Course Registration Form

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 3, July 9, 2020

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