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.
- Thu, Sep 15, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Pacific Time (virtual class)
- Fri, Sep 16, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Pacific Time (virtual class)
- Sat, Sep 17, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Pacific Time (virtual class)
What you will learn
After completing this course, you’ll 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 you will learn and be evaluated
- Expect lectures, case studies, report reviews and group discussions
- Attend all 21 hours of classes (mandatory)
- Prepare to participate in discussions, review all handouts and complete the homework assignment
You will be evaluated on:
- Class participation
- Final written assignment
No textbook is required. We will provide all course materials online.
For online courses, you will need a computer with audio and microphone that is connected to the internet. Canvas is the online system that will be used for the course. For more information and online support, visit Online Learning.
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:
- Vocational Rehabilitation Association Canada – Continuing Education Units
- BC Association of Kinesiologists – Continuing Education Units
- College of Vocational Rehabilitation Professionals – Continuing Education Units