REH121

Mental Health Issues in Rehabilitation and Disability Management

Mental health issues are the fastest-growing cause of absence from work. The economic impact is huge, and the cost in human suffering is immeasurable.

In this course, you’ll focus on how mental health problems affect the workplace, and how to create a healthy work environment. We’ll cover the physical, personal and organizational consequences of mental health and what can be done at the prevention level. We’ll also discuss how to help workers who have a mental health condition make a safe and timely return to work.

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  
Online - Sundeep Thinda $530.00 3 Register

Location update: Due to the COVID-19 situation, this program has moved to online-supported remote delivery through December 2021. Instead of attending classes in person, you’ll learn through an interactive videoconference platform, participating in live sessions with instructors, live discussions with classmates and group work. You’ll also engage in readings, in-class exercises, case studies, individual and group assignments, and other learning activities. All classes run from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. PT.

What will I learn?

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

  • Define mental health and identify common mental health conditions in the workplace
  • Understand how a workplace can influence mental health
  • Describe the main causes of and main treatments for mental health conditions
  • Understand the issues related to workers with mental health conditions returning to work and how they function
  • Undertake early intervention for workers with mental health conditions returning to work

How will I learn?

This course consists of lectures, case studies, group discussions, and individual and group projects. Classes are during the day, from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.

Besides attending all 14 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 individual and group exercises, and a final written assignment.

Textbooks and learning materials

There is no textbook for this course. 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.

Hardware and software requirements

You will need a computer that is connected to the internet so that you can access Canvas, our online course management system. You can check if your browser is compatible with Canvas by accessing Canvas guides here. We recommend you use Google Chrome or Firefox.

Also, you will need to enable your computer’s audio and microphone to participate in live sessions offered through the Blackboard Collaborate virtual platform (within Canvas). You can check if your computer is compatible with Blackboard Collaborate here.

You can find more information on online-supported learning on our About Online Learning page. 

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: