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312.635.11 Human Resources in Health Organizations

Health Policy and Management
Summer Inst. term
2 credits
Academic Year:
2017 - 2018
East Baltimore
Thu 06/22/2017 - Fri 06/23/2017
Class Times:
  • Th F,  8:30am - 5:30pm
Auditors Allowed:
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Pamela Davis
Course Instructor:
  • Pamela D. Paulk
Frequency Schedule:
One Year Only

Develops a basic understanding of human resources trends and issues in health care organizations. Addresses the strategic role that human resources management plays in helping an organization meet its goals. Considers human resource challenges and recognizes alternative strategies for addressing these challenges. Examines elements most associated with employee engagement and motivation. Introduces legal principles relating to human resources and all component functions that make up human resources.

Learning Objectives:

Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

  1. Describe the role Strategic Human Resources Management in creating a great work place environment
  2. Identify at least three strategies to increase the health care labor supply and three strategies to decrease labor demand
  3. Analyze how the multiple functions of Human Resources Management, e.g. recruitment, selection, compensation, benefits, training and development contribute to employee performance and productivity
  4. Recognize employment laws and how they affect Human Resource Management
  5. Explain the similarity and difference in employee and management relations in a unionized and non-unionized environment
  6. Apply motivation theories to enhance employee engagement
  7. Create and evaluate a compensation model that motivates employees and addresses legal concerns
  8. Apply Behavioral Event Interviewing to recruitment and selection
Methods of Assessment:

Student evaluation will be based on individual written assignments, class participation and small group exercise participation.
There are four pre class assignments listed in the syllabus 1) Read two articles (online library) and answer a 4 question quiz on each
2) interview 3 people to learn about what engaged them and write a summary of findings (assignment details in syllabus) 3) choose an article of the
Labor Law of the People's Republic of China and write a summary (assignment details in syllabus) and 4) choose a company policy and write
summary (assignment details in syllabus).

Instructor Consent:

No consent required