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Human Resources in Health Organizations


Summer Inst. term
Health Policy and Management
2 credits
Academic Year:
2021 - 2022
Instruction Method:
Synchronous Online
Wed 06/09/2021 - Fri 06/11/2021
Class Times:
  • W F,  1:00 - 5:00pm
Auditors Allowed:
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Course Instructor:
  • Pamela D. Paulk
Pamela Davis
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:

This course is evaluated as follows:

  • 20% Participation
  • 20% Lab Assignments
  • 40% Paper(s)
  • 20% Quizzes

Instructor Consent:

No consent required

Special Comments:

This course will be offered synchronously, via Zoom. Students are required to complete readings and review 8 hours of lectures prior to the start of the course. The final assignments will be due no later than August 6, 2021.