In this section about research methodology the lecture by Kerstin Ekberg will present how work disability prevention interventions can be evaluated. Followed by Ute Bültmanns lecture about implementing interventions and measure outcomes. The last lecture in this section is by Christian Ståhl and discusses qualitative research methods in evaluation research. Intervention studies, though time consuming, … Continued


In this section about ethics, the first part by Christian Ståhl is related to ethics in a broad perspective, where different ethical frameworks and principles are related to the topic of work disability prevention. The second part by Kari-Pekka Martimo discusses ethical issues in relation to occupational health practice. The third part by Christian Ståhl … Continued


In this section about theories, the lectures by Angelique de Rijk will present the work disability theories in an ordered way which allows you to pick out the theory you need for your practice or research. First, a theory or theoretical model will be defined, and how theories can be used. Next, the types of … Continued


Dr. Patrick Loisel is a pioneer in the field of work disability prevention and in his lecture he addresses the developing field of Work Disability Prevention. Work disability does not only involve disorders originating from the work or at the workplace, but addresses work absenteeism related to any disorder or injury. This topic has become … Continued

ONLINE COURSE: Work Disability Prevention (Part 1)

Course introduction This online course is a short introduction to the Work Disability Prevention topic and its objectives are to disseminate transdisciplinary WDP knowledge with focus on theoretical, methodological, ethical and practical challenges. The course material is divided into four topics and contains the following: Background “The Work Disability Paradigm and its Arena: Think Different” … Continued