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HSC400 Mgmt for Health Professionals

Lead Faculty: Dr. Patric M. Schiltz

Course Description

Focuses on planning, organizing, decision-making, staffing, leading or directing, communication and motivating health care personnel. Evolving trends in management, classic management theories, budget preparation and justification, training design and labor union contracts are explored.

Learning Outcomes

  • Discuss specific strategies for initiating change within an organization.
  • Discuss phases of the organizational life cycle and selected management strategies to enhance organizational survival.
  • Discuss the integration of clinical practice and management skills in the work setting.
  • Compare and contrast the scientific management approach, behavioralists and human relations approach, structuralism, management process, quantitative or operations approach, and systems approach to management.
  • Differentiate between strategic planning and other types of planning.
  • Apply the major components of the clinical decision-making process.
  • Compare and contrast different types of organizational designs and the use in health care organizations.
  • Discuss factors that contribute to job satisfaction and retention and recruitment.
  • Discuss the concept of Six Sigma strategies and its place in the management process.
  • Differentiate between traditional budgeting, zero-based budgeting and the planning & programming budget process.
  • Discuss the advantages as well as the disadvantages of committees.
  • Discuss theories of employee motivation and origins of conflict in an organization and ways to address constructively, and employee orientation and training programs .
  • Compare and contrast power, influence authority and delegation of authority.
  • Discuss the essential components of successful interpersonal communication.
  • Apply the classic management functions (Planning, decision-making, organizing, staffing, directing and controlling) in the practice setting.