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312.635.20 Human Resources in Health Organizations

Health Policy and Management
4th term
2 credits
Academic Year:
2019 - 2020
East Baltimore
Sat 01/25/2020 - Sun 01/26/2020
Class Times:
  • Sa Su,  8:30am - 5:20pm
Auditors Allowed:
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Judy Holzer
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 strategies to increase the health care labor supply and 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 environments
  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:

Participation: 20%, Final project: 40%, Final paper: 40%

Enrollment Restriction:

Enrollment restricted to DrPH/pt students in the Tsinghua cohort

Instructor Consent:

Consent required for all students

Consent Note:

Consent required for all students

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Special Comments:

This course will be offered over a 2-day period in Baltimore. Students are required to complete assignments prior to the start of class. The final paper will be due May 15, 2020