Assessments in Rehabilitation and Disability Management

In rehabilitation, assessments yield valuable data that can direct treatment or supply a rationale for case management decisions. This course gives you an understanding of various assessment types, how to choose a qualified assessment provider, and how assessment results affect case management.

We’ll explore a variety of commonly used assessment tools with the help of a multidisciplinary panel. You will improve your ability to communicate assessment goals, select treatment staff, navigate the ethical issues associated with assessment, and integrate assessments into a professional practice.

Course seats are reserved for diploma students until approximately one month before the start date. To take this course individually, click on Register or Join Waitlist below.

This course is available at the following time(s) and location(s):

This course is available at the following time(s) and location(s):

Campus Session(s) Instructor(s) Cost Seats available  
Surrey 3 Avita Sharma $795.00 0 Join Waitlist

What will I learn?

After completing this course, you should be able to do the following:

  • Understand the concept of assessments: purpose, reliability, validity, costs and qualified users
  • Describe physical assessments: functional capacity evaluations, ergonomic assessments, cost of future care and job/task analysis
  • Describe psychological assessments: intelligence, mood, personality factors and neuro-psychological evaluations
  • Describe vocational assessments: aptitude, achievement, vocational interests, career values and transferable skills
  • Know what to look for when choosing a vocational expert
  • Identify the components of an assessment report and explain report evaluation
  • Understand the role of interviews as assessments

How will I learn?

This course consists of lectures, a case study, report reviews and group discussions. Classes are during the day, from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, at SFU's Surrey campus.

Besides attending all 21 hours of classes, you must participate in discussions, review all handouts and complete the homework assignment.

How will I be evaluated?

We evaluate this course through class participation and a final written assignment.

Textbooks and learning materials

There is no textbook required for this course. We'll provide handouts and a suggested reading list. All other course materials will be provided online.

Hardware and software requirements

You will access your course materials using SFU's online course management system, Canvas. You will receive course details and Canvas access instructions on the first day of the course. You can check if your browser is compatible with Canvas here.

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Professional development credits

This course may meet the requirements for the following designation:

This course is also pre-approved for continuing education credits from the following organizations: